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.
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
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