The study of history involves the examination of human societies and how they experience change over time. At Luther College, you can study history from a variety of perspectives. We currently offer courses covering the history of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. The department cooperates with programs such as Nordic Studies, Russian Studies, Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies, offering history courses in all of those areas. We also administer the Museum Studies minor.

After graduation, history majors pursue a wide variety of careers, including (but not limited to) education, law, museum administration, and government service.