Messiah's history coursework covers a wide range of historical periods and subjects around the world, ranging from American history, to the history of Europe, ancient Rome, India and Africa. Many students explore these countries firsthand through cross cultural course or a semester-long study abroad experiences. 

Closer to home, student delve into the history of nearby Harrisburg, Pennsylvania through Urban History and Public History courses. Messiah is distinctly offers a program in the digital public humanities.

Students learn about history in the Christian liberal arts tradition, as they cultivate important skills such as critical thinking, excellent writing and methods of research.