The History major is designed to prepare students for graduate work in history, law, library science, seminary, government work, and careers requiring a strong background in the liberal arts. The major includes studies in U.S. history, European history, and world civilizations. Special courses in church history, military history, and cultural history are available. An emphasis in military history is also available.

Program Outcomes:

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History will be able to:

  • demonstrate a base of knowledge
  • demonstrate research skills
  • demonstrate intellectual curiosity
  • demonstrate a passion for sharing
Required Courses (24 hours)
HI 105Understanding History3
HI 121United States History Through the Civil War3
HI 122United States History Since the Civil War3
HI 201World Civilizations to 16003
HI 202World Civilizations Since 16003
HI 485Philosophy of History3
Select two of the following:6
Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance History
Seminar in Early Modern Europe
Seminar in Modern Europe
Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
Seminar in American History
Elective Courses (12 hours)
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above. 400 level seminars not counting towards the Core Requirements above may be taken as Electives below.12
Topics in Military History
Topics in World History
Topics in History
American Church History
Topics in Church History
Topics in European History
History of Christianity
Topics for Honors Students
Advanced Topics in Military History
Contemporary World Affairs
History of Ideas in America
African American History
American Civil War
Topics in American History
Twentieth-Century American Cultural History
Independent Study
Supporting Courses (8-10 hours)8-10
World Geography
Select one additional course from the following:
History of Art I
History of Art II
Christianity and Modern Literature
Any ENG 300-400 level literature course
Music History I
Music History II
Any PH course beyond 180
Any POL course except POL 111, POL 250, POL 252
Research Methods and Design
Social Psychology
Urban Sociology
Research Methods and Design
Social Psychology
Topics for Honors Students
Total Hours44-46