History Programs

Department Mission Statement

Simpson College history majors will graduate with a critical understanding of the essential features of the western tradition, a discriminating knowledge of cultures different than their own, and the communication and thinking skills necessary for both a career and full participation as citizens. 


The liberal arts education that you receive here at Simpson, particularly as a History major, provides you with abilities and skills that are highly sought after by employers, such as: the ability to express yourself clearly in front of people, being able to communicate your ideas in writing, the ability to think analytically, problem-solving, empathy for other points of view, understanding how to research and work independently.