History

The History major facilitates the personal and professional development of knowledge, skills, and character through the exploration of human activity across time, and does so with the context of a learning community governed by an overarching biblical worldview. Students within the History major will gain a basic understanding of the field of History (e.g., factual knowledge, methods, principles, generalizations, theories) as well as develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the fields of historical research, teaching, or pre-professional studies. Learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view through interaction with primary and secondary sources is also a large part of the History major.

On-Campus Minors

  • Behavioral Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Applied Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations

Program Layout

The History major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in History-specific courses. Classes include Twentieth Century World History, Historiography, and Church History.

Program Benefits

Online & On-Campus Enrollment

The bachelor's degree in history program at Toccoa Falls College can be completed either online or in-person, allowing students to choose a learning experience that best suits their lifestyle. The online bachelor's degree in history has become increasingly popular among our students, largely because it gives students autonomy as to when and how they complete their courses. In an online program, students are able to work on their coursework on their own time, allowing them to manage other existing responsibilities, such as a full-time job or a family. However, given the support at TFC and the structured nature of our online history degree program, nearly all students finish their degree on time.

What Can You Do With a History Degree?

The most common question that students who are interested in a bachelor's degree in history ask is what history degree jobs are available? Given the fact that students who are pursuing a history degree develop versatile skills that are applicable in a variety of settings, it's not surprising that there are many career options when you have a history degree. The history online degree requires students to develop in-depth research skills, high-level writing skills and critical thinking skills, which are needed in almost any field. These are the careers with a history degree that you might consider:
  • Educator — Teaching is typically the most common occupation among graduates with a history degree. It's a natural fit for someone who loves history, as they are able to share their expert knowledge with their students.
  • Historian — Another popular career for those with a history degree is a historian. Historians spend time researching facts, preserving history and creating outreach plans to share their findings with others.
  • Genealogist — A genealogist is a career option that may be of particular interest to someone who has earned a history online degree. A genealogist will contract with an individual or family in order to trace their family tree and help them discover their roots.
  • Writer and Editor — Given the fact that they spend much of their time in college writing and editing their own research, it's not surprising that many history degree graduates consider a career as a writer or editor. Some go on to write books, work for newspapers or work in the publishing industry.
  • Politician — Those who are passionate about the past often have exciting ideas about the future, which is what leads some history degree graduates to a career in politics.
Learn more about our Undergraduate History degree by emailing us. To learn more about attending classes at TFC, schedule an in-person or virtual campus visit. You can also schedule a virtual meeting with an advisor, athletic coach, professor or current student who can answer any specific questions you have about Toccoa Falls College.
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