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Students can earn Bachelor’s degrees in the following areas: Behavioral Sciences Criminal Justice Psychology Bible Biblical Studies Religious Studies Business Accounting Business Administration Business Management Sports Management Education* Elementary Middle School Secondary Special Education English

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York College, founded in 1890, is a private four year liberal arts college affiliated with the churches of Christ. York offers numerous bachelor degrees and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

A Fellowship of Learning

The campus is located in York, Nebraska, a proud progressive community just 45 minutes west of Lincoln. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1 with a student enrollment that is close to 500. Typical class size is 22. The student population consists of young men and women from about 40 states and countries. The York Panthers compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II and the National Christian College Athletic Association. York College is a founding member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.

A Community of Faith

Extracurricular choices include social service clubs, athletic teams, performances groups, Christian outreach groups, literary publications, special interests organizations, and a wide range of intramural sports.

Fine Arts & Communication Art Education Business Communication Graphic Design Speech Communication Theatre Vocal Music Education Vocal Music Performance General Studies History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Biology Chemistry Mathematics Physical Education *The Education Department offers 20 endorsements in elementary, middle grades, and secondary areas. For updates on academic programs and degree plans, please visit our website at

“I want my students to not just know the facts, dates, and names that make up history, but, as often as I can impart it, to have a feel for it all. I want them to have gained some inkling of what it was like to have been someone, been somewhere, done something, and otherwise lived in another time and place.” Tim D. McNeese Associate Professor of History, Chair of the Department of History

“The History Department was a great place to learn and grow as a student. The department is small enough that you get to know your classmates well, and the professors are genuinely interested in seeing you succeed not only in the classroom but in all aspects of your life.” — Meghan Salsbury, Class of 2010




Department of History The Department of History is a community of scholars who seek to understand the past and strive to introduce students to the process of historical thinking. With course offerings that cover much of the globe, from the ancient world to the present, the department offers the foundation of a broad-based education for an informed citizenry.

A Fellowship of Learning... A Community of Faith

A Fellowship of Learning... A Community of Faith Why Study History at YC?

History Curriculum Offered at YC:

History courses at York College are designed to: • Introduce students to a wide range of cultural achievement • Expose students to the currents and crosscurrents of humanity’s social, religious, and intellectual experiences • Help students see the interrelationships in many major areas of thought • Develop a continuing awareness of the richness and variety of human experience

Gen. Ed. And Lower-Level Courses: HST 213 History of the U.S. to 1877 HST 223 History of the U.S. Since 1877 HST 253 Western Civilization to 1648 HST 263 Western Civilization Since 1648 HST 273 World Civilizations to 1450 HST 283 World Civilizations Since 1450

What Can I do with a History Degree? • Research and Writing • Teach • Government Service, including National Park Employment • Historian for the Private Sector • Living History Interpretation Chairing the York College History Department is Professor Tim McNeese, a prolific author who has published more than 100 books for middle, high school, and college readers. His books are published internationally and used in schools, reading programs, and colleges around the world. In 2005, he appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers, History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

Upper-Level Courses, Western Studies: HST 303 The Ancient World RHS 313 Survey of Church History RHS 343 History of Religions of the World RHS 363 History of the Restoration Movement HST 393 Medieval and Renaissance Europe HST 443 Europe, 1648 to 1815 HST 453 Emergence of Modern Europe, 1815 to 1914 Upper-Level Courses, American History: HST 313 Civil War Era HST 323 The American Frontier HST 333 Colonial/Revolutionary America HST 343 The Early National Period HST 353 Modern U.S. History I: 1877-1932 HST 363 Modern U.S. History II: 1932-Present HST 413 History of Native America

History Department’s Domestic Studies Program Since 2003, the History Department has sponsored study trips to provide students with handson experiences in the field of history. Previous study trips have included the Lewis and Clark Trail (2003, 2005), the American Southwest (2008), and

New England (2010). Study trips provide threehours of upper-level history credit in a two-week period of combined study and travel.

Opportunities for Internships York College students gain valuable experience as interns. Such recent internships have included serving at the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum, the Holocaust Museum, and the offices of Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel in Washington, D.C. “The History Department at YC provided a place for me to learn about history from professors who are experts in their subject matter and who were deeply committed to understanding America’s past and its impact on our present and future. They supported my career goals, assisted me in my efforts to expand my experience through internships, and prepared me for the next level of study in graduate school.”

— Jessica Agler, Class of 2006 Archivist for the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives at University of Nebraska–Omaha

For More Information: If you have questions about the History Department at York College, or would like to schedule an informational phone call or on-campus meeting, contact Professor McNeese by email or phone 402-363-5683. You can also visit his website at

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