History, B.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Science in History is available at the following campuses:

About this Program

A Bachelor of Science 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 required 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 Science in History requires 124 hours of course work.  36 hours of history courses are required with 24 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



  • Paralegal
  • Litigation support
  • Legislative assistants
  • Documentary editing
  • Scholarly editing
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Communicator
  • Information Manager
  • Museum Curator

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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