History

The History program at Baylor is for students intrigued by the stories we tell about our past. History is the study of the human past as it is constructed and interpreted, based on written, material, and oral evidence. It teaches us empathy for others, respectful debate, and appreciation for experiences unlike our own. History is essential to active national and global citizenship.

Courses offered include:

  • American Revolution and Constitution
  • Hitler and the Holocaust
  • The Vikings
  • Modern Middle East
  • History of Russia
  • History of the American Woman

The History department offers a broad array of opportunities for students, including Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, public history internships, a number of departmental scholarships, and the opportunity to work on individual research projects with faculty. We bring nationally-recognized scholars to campus through the Edmondson Lecture Series, the Black History Month Lecture Series, and the Women’s History Month Lecture Series. Baylor’s award-winning Model Organization of American States team is based in the History department. Unique opportunities for undergraduate research exist in Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, Texas Collection, Keston Center for Religion, Politics, & Society, and Armstrong-Browning Library.

Baylor’s History Department has long been involved with Baylor Study Abroad programs such as Baylor in Maastricht, Baylor in Argentina, and Baylor in Great Britain. We highly encourage History majors to consider studying abroad. More information can be found at the Study Abroad webpage.

Graduates of the Baylor History program pursue careers in a wide range of for-profit and non-profit venues because employers value those who can read critically, analyze information, argue and write persuasively, conduct research, and envision themselves as global citizens. Graduates of the History program often continue their studies in professional and graduate programs, while many others work in corporate settings or civil service. Others work in K-12 education, public history, ministry, non-profits, publishing, and medicine and public health.  

For more information, visit the History webpage.