Jun 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History (BA)

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Federal CIP: 54.0101 History, General

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History degree give students a broad understanding of the human condition and places current questions, issues and problems in historical context. The perspective a history major brings to the problem-solving context of any occupation has been broadly valued. Key transferrable skill sets include the ability to see issues from multiple perspectives, the ability to think analytically and critically, and the ability to realistically contextualize a situation.

Opportunities for graduates in History include:

  • Careers in secondary education.
  • Careers working with museums.
  • Careers working with archaeological teams.
  • Careers working with historical societies.
  • Careers working with governmental historical agencies.
  • Careers working with state and national parks and historical sites.
  • Graduate school in History, leading to careers in higher education.
  • Graduate school in areas such as the social sciences, public policy, economics, the humanities, religion, and education.
  • Law school.

Learning Outcomes

Student completing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History are expected to:

  • articulate a theological perspective of history, specifically from a Christian worldview;
  • understand the various schools of thought about history and interact with them from a Christian worldview;
  • articulate a personal philosophy of history;
  • conduct effective and meaningful original historical research; and
  • have a thorough knowledge of American and European history and be able to compare both thoughtfully and analytically to the histories of non-Western societies.

History BA Requirements

Major Courses

Completion of major courses and history electives requires a minimum grade of C-.

History Electives (9 credits)

Choose three (3) history courses numbered 3000-4999 for at least 9 credit hours.


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Arts in History, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 30 hrs.

History Electives 9 hrs.


37-41 hrs.

Total: 120 hrs.

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