We can learn from the past...

History Program Information

If you're fascinated by the human experience, believe we can learn from the past, and want an exciting, flexible major, history may be the major for you.

Studying History at Kishwaukee College will open the door to a number of opportunities while giving you the flexibility to grow, challenge yourself, and move in a variety of directions after graduation.

Students of history have a number of options after they leave Kishwaukee College. For instance, many transfer to Northern Illinois University or other four-year schools to finish baccalaureate, master's, and even doctoral degrees. Others branch off into other disciplines.

A liberal arts education in history can prepare you to enter the business world, work in government, and education. Perhaps more importantly, history majors benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts education while they hone the communication, writing and critical thinking skills they'll need for success in their careers and as informed, involved citizens.

Famous Historic Quotes

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

-Elenore Roosevelt

We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient - that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind - that we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversity - and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem."

- John F. Kennedy
President of the United States
November 16, 1961