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.

 

Requirements

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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Faculty

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

 

Careers

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

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences Events

September 28, 2018

Strategic Planning Listenin...

Plainview CampusStrategic Planning Listening SessionsStrengthening Image and Influence Where It CountsFacilitators - Dr. Kevin Ludlum and Dr. Bobby...
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Multi-Purpose Room - LRC

October 10, 2018

Guest Lecture by Poet Chera...

ENGL 3307, Creative Writing.  Everyone is invited.
1:45pm - 3pm, Gates Hall

October 10, 2018

Poet Chera Hammons

Hammons will provide a poetry reading from her recent book. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
4pm - 6pm, Gates Hall

October 12, 2018

Languages and Culture Festival

The Spanish Club and Sigma Tau Delta, in support with the School of Languages and Literature, will host a Languages and Culture Festival for area h...
9am - 3pm, Gates Hall

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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