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Program Overview

Why Study History at TFC?

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.

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 major facilitates the personal and professional development of knowledge, skills, and character through the exploration of human activity across time, and does so within the context of a learning community governed by an overarching biblical worldview.

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Program Video


“A History degree gives a glimpse of the past, and when we glimpse in the past we see the mistakes that people have made, and in doing that we learn not to make those mistakes again. But, we also see the sacrifices that others have made that have made this world a better place, and we can learn to make those types of sacrifices ourselves.”

Dr. Curt Wanner
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Communication

Degree Layout

History Courses

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.

Featured Courses:

  • History of Western Civilization
  • Twentieth Century World History
  • History of the United States
  • Historiography
  • Church History
Jacob Hunt


As a history major at TFC, I’m not only taking classes in World History and Church History, but I’m also taking Bible & Theology classes, which allows me to gain a deeper perspective on the historical context of ancient Israel. I have the opportunity to choose to get my degree as a Bachelor of Arts, in which I can take four semesters of a foreign language in either Ancient Hebrew or Greek. Understanding these languages gives me an edge in the field, especially when faced with reading primary sources from ancient eras. If foreign languages are not your forte TFC also offers a Bachelor of Science in history, which bypasses the language requirement. I also have study abroad opportunities to Israel and Europe, internships, and professors who invest in me both academically and spiritually. Overall, I feel prepared for my future career and I’m so thankful for the opportunities I have to choose from within this program!
Jacob Hunt, Class of 2024
Career Choices

What can you do with a History degree?

When you earn a degree in History, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:


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.


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.


A genealogist is a career option that may be of particular interest to someone who has earned a history degree. A genealogist will contract with an individual or family in order to trace their family tree and help them discover their roots.


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.

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