Baylor University
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey S. Hamilton, Chair Tidwell Bible Building, 2nd Floor, Waco, TX 76798 | 254-710-2667

Welcome to the Undergraduate Program

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The Department of History prides itself on maintaining relatively small classes to facilitate a close cooperative relationship between students and faculty members. Such an environment fosters a positive learning experience by encouraging intellectual exchange.

Undergraduates who major in history work toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon completion of the required introductory courses in world and United States history, a student may choose from a wide variety of junior- and senior-level courses. These include advanced courses in the history of the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The department also offers a minor in history and a graduate study program leading to a Master of Arts degree.

Here are more details on life as a history major at Baylor:

  • Overview of a Bachelor of Arts in History
    Details on course descriptions, degree plans and other academic information.
  • Academic Advising
    After your sophomore year, you'll be assigned an advisor in the history department. This professor can advise you on courses to take based on your interests. Call the history department at 710-2667 to find out name of your advising professor, then email to set up appointment
  • Study Abroad
    Baylor offers many options for studying abroad. Programs are offered for summer, fall and spring semesters.
  • Honors Options
    The Honors College brings together four innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate programs -- the Honors Program, University Scholars, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, and Great Texts. History majors can participate in any of these programs.
  • Financial Aid
    Several resources help students to secure financial aid for their Baylor education. We also have scholarships available specifically for history majors.
  • Phi Alpha Theta
    This organization is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate history students. The Baylor chapter maintains an active presence on campus.
  • Jobs for History Majors
    Check out the variety of jobs for history majors.
  • Paul L. Foster Success Center
    The Paul Foster Success Center exists to guide students in using appropriate resources to facilitate the learning process as they pursue their personal and academic goals.