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      Book Signing

  The Shop is holding a book signing on a wonderful new book of essays called Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914 – 1918, Friday September 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. Join Dr. Steven Burg, chair of the Dept. of History and Philosophy, and his students Mary Lee Shade and John Maietta at 33 West High Street, Carlisle PA 17013

History  & Philosophy Semester Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

  THURSDAY September 4th; 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the DHC Fishbowl

Meet our new and returning history majors! Have an  opportunity to chat with your professors! Learn how to get involved with the History Club! Have some free ice cream! We’ll provide the ice cream and toppings, you bring your appetite.

  Sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy, the History Club, and Phi Alpha Theta.

  • The SU History Club meets Monday night in Dauphin Humanities 205. The first meeting of the History Club will be on Monday, Sept 8th at 7:30pm in DHC 205. For more information or to get involved, contact History Club President Devon Newcomer dn9056@ship.edu


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History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062

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Shippensburg University History and Philosophy Department

Ashton Ferrell Student at LRSH   Scott Karper at NARA 

A Great Place to Explore the Past and Build Your Future

At Shippensburg University, your interest in history can become the foundation for a lifetime of personal and professional success. 

Situated in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, a region rich with historic sites and resources, Shippensburg University is the ideal location for studying history. 

Our history faculty are active scholars and teachers with a diverse range of specializations, enabling you to immerse yourself in a wide array of fascinating topics, regions, and time periods. Small classes taught by faculty, not graduate students, allow you to receive personal attention from your instructors. 

We have a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs to meet every need. At the undergraduate level, we have our Bachelor of Science in Education degree that certifies students in Social Studies education. Our Bachelor of Arts in History is our most flexible degree that allows students opportunities for undertaking internships, studying abroad, and pursuing minors. Our Public History concentration helps to prepare students for careers with historic sites and institutions through coursework, internships, and hands-on field experiences.

Graduate students can pursue our Applied History Master’s degree that provides advanced historical training and hands-on professional experiences. It is also ideal for teachers seeking professional development in history. Educators may also consider a Curriculum and Instruction degree with a History concentration.

Additionally, the department offers a M.A/M.S.L.I.S. dual degree program where students may earn Master's in Applied History from Shippensburg University and a Master's of Library and Information Sciences from Clarion University.

For more information about our department or programs, please call (717)-477-1621 or email history@ship.edu.