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Global History

Degree Type:
Mode of Study:
On Campus

Methodist University’s Global History program provides a comprehensive overview of the world’s history while understanding how it interconnects with society as a whole.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a Global History educational background include historian, museum archivist, history teacher, writer, curator, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with a Global History educational background. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Historian: $73,790
  • Archivist: $58,430
  • History teacher (postsecondary): $79,490
  • Writer and author: $60,910
  • Curator: $54,070

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Global History minor?

If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Patrick O'Neil using the contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, visit the link below!

Minor Requirements

The Global History minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required History Course

  • HIS 3000 History in Theory and Practice (3 s.h.)

History Electives

Select 15 s.h. from the following:

  • HIS 2150 Barbarian Invasions (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2160 History of Science (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2170 Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3010 Topics in Modern Asian History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3050 Islam and the Islamic World (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3110 Ancient History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3120 Medieval History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3130 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3220 Early Modern History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3250 Modern History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3310 Topics in Latin American History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3700 Contemporary World History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3810 Topics in European Social and Cultural History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3820 History and Gender (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3850 Special Topics in History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4110 Modern Russia (3 s.h.)

To meet criteria for the Global History minor, the topic of the course must be “Global.” Students must get approval from department chair.


Patrick O’Neil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History; Co-Director, Women's Studies; Coordinator, Social Studies Education
Patrick O'Neil