Welcome Back History & Philosophy Students!


Diggin' History! Series

A Talk by Collector, Lecturer, Guest Curator: Mary D. Doering

"Clothing and Textiles in the 18th Century"

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 Location: Rowland Hall 200Time: 7:30-9:00 PM

Semester Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

-Meet our new and returning history majors

-Have an opportunity to chat with your professors

-Learn how to get involved with the History Club, History Peer Tutoring Program & the Women in History Network

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 Location: DHC "Fishbowl" Time: 3:30-4:30 PM

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: tn9044@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.