History, B.A.

Program Locations

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

October 22, 2020

Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees meeting.Committee meetings at various locations on the Plainview Campus
8am - 5pm, Plainview Campus

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