Baylor University
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kimberly R. Kellison, Chair Tidwell Bible Building, 2nd Floor, Waco, TX 76798 | 254-710-2667

News

 

App brings 'virtual museum' of Waco history to phones
[3/23/2015]
For those who've wondered about Waco history while traveling through the city, there's an app for that.
Literally. Waco History, available on both iPhone and Android ...
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The Baylor University Department of History Presents Black History Month Lecture Dr. Debbie Z. Harwell
[1/27/2015]
The Baylor University Department of History Presents Black History Month Lecture Dr. Debbie Z. Harwell
"Wednesdays in Mississippi: White Gloves and Quiet Power as Catalysts for ...
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Dr. George Gawrych television interview in Turkey
[12/4/2014]
Dr. George Gawrych television interview about research in military archives in Onkara, Turkey.
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Welcome to the
History Department

As noted biographer, David McCullough, said in his lecture at Baylor, "history is an extension of life." The renowned faculty of the Baylor University Department of History takes McCullough's words as a challenge to not only teach the facts of history, but to turn them into lessons applicable to life. Every effort is made by the faculty to open students' minds to the wonders of the past so that they might see a glimpse of their futures.

Whether you are interested in the history of the Greeks and Romans, or the Renaissance and Reformation, the History Department offers students a wide variety of courses from which to choose.

Majoring or minoring in history opens up an array of possible careers for students after graduation because the study of history provides a critical knowledge of the institutions and values of the world in which we live. Moreover, an understanding of the past can influence one's ability to respond intelligently and effectively to the problems of the future.

Please take a moment to look at our website to see what opportunities await you.