History Major and Minor

The History major and minor programs at SPU seek a balanced understanding of world cultures.
Together we:

  • Explore the roots and development of Western civilization in the ancient and medieval periods.
  • Trace the interaction between the West and the rest of the world.
  • Probe more deeply into American, European, and Global history.

Along the way, you’ll come to understand Christianity’s impact in Western and Global settings.

Meet the professors who will be teaching your classes.

History (BA)

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The History major emphasizes humanity’s common heritage and shared future, and challenges you to ask how a Christian worldview can help us understand the sweep of human events, the variety of human cultures, and the influence of heritage on identity.

The Museum Studies Track supplements the History major core with coursework that helps you prepare for graduate study and employment in the vigorous and innovative field of museum studies and public history.

History Minor

View degree requirements: History minor.

  • The History minor is encouraged as a complement to related majors such as Political Science, Sociology, Social Justice, Global Development, and Asian Studies.
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Museum Studies

The Museum Studies Track supplements the History major core with coursework that helps you prepare for graduate study and employment in the field of museum studies and public history. (Photo courtesy of Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).)