History, B.A.

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A Bachelor of Arts in History is available at the following campuses:

About this Program

A Bachelor of Arts in history degree introduces students to intensive studies through specialized courses ranging from conspiracies to genealogy. With areas of focus in Western, American, world, and third-world history, students are prepared for graduate studies or for a career in a history-based field.

Along with the bachelor’s degree core curriculum, the degree in history requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in a student’s major field of study; at least 24 hours must be completed in upper-level courses.

Professors and faculty work with students in lecture-based courses with encouraged discussion. Students seeking a history degree will take classes that fulfill their academic goals, such as: World Civilization, United States History, and Historical Methods and Philosophy, along with several others.


A Bachelor of Arts in History requires 124 course hours.  A total of 36 hours of history is required with 24 hours being upper-level.

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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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Organizations - Phi Alpha Theta

  • Phi Alpha Theta is the National Honor Society in History, which seeks to recognize scholastic excellence in the field of history.
  • Members have the opportunity to present papers and participate in regional and state meetings.
  • The Zeta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Wayland Baptist University is the oldest chartered chapter in the region.
  • Membership is subject to the following qualifications:  12 semester hours of history, a GPA greater than 3.0 in history courses, and an overall GPA of 3.0


  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Communicator
  • Information Manager
  • Museum Curator

  • Paralegal
  • Litigation support
  • Legislative assistants
  • Documentary editing
  • Scholarly editing

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences Events

August 22, 2018

Classes Begin on Plainview...

Classes Begin on Plainview Campus
All Day Plainview Campus

April 12, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211) 
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center - Room 211

April 26, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211)
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center, Room 211

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