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.

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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.