312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19382
Office: Anderson 312
Dr. Wayne Hanley
Office: Anderson 312C
Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: Anderson 312D6
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: Anderson 309A
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: Anderson 309B
The History Department is now located in Anderson 312
In the History Department, our students graduate as creative problem solvers, who can think imaginatively not only about the past, but about the world today. To quote a recent Los Angeles Times op-ed, "History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something American needs much more of." We teach marketable and transferable skills you will take well beyond the history classroom:
Ranked in 2015 by Kiplinger's as one of the nation's 75 "Best Buys" in higher education, WCU has one of the most affordable and high-quality undergraduate programs in the nation. Our 20 full-time faculty members, all experts in their fields, value both excellent teaching, active scholarship, and engagement with our community. We offer a Bachelor of Arts in History (B.A.), a Master of Arts in History (M.A.), and a Master of Education in Social Studies (M.Ed.). Our students may also choose to pursue Pennsylvania teacher certification in social studies as part of their Bachelor of Arts program.
WCU's History department is hosting the PA East Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, on April 9, 2016. Visit the conference website for full details and to register.
We encourage you to let the history major at West Chester surprise you. It is not the history classroom of 100 years ago. We're eager to see where your career takes you.