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B.A. in History

Mission Statement

In recognition of both the dignity and depravity of humankind, our aim is to develop historical insight into the diversity of civilizations, based upon our acknowledgement of God's providence, the dependability of His promises, and His redemptive purpose on earth. Through the rigors of our discipline, we prepare our students to obey the Greatest Commandment and Great Commission, through their lives and vocations. We aspire to prepare students for careers in education, public service, publishing, museum or archival work, library science, the law, ministry, and business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in History, students will be able to:


Develop a body of historical knowledge that demonstrates both breadth and depth in terms of content, a firm grasp of chronology, and an understanding of relevant geography and also provides the context for a particular historical problem.


Evaluate a variety of historical sources for their credibility, meaning, significance, and perspective and demonstrate an ability to place them in historical context.


Analyze multiple scholarly viewpoints that provide perspective on the past; identify and summarize other scholars' historical arguments; and recognize the importance of building on other scholars' work, peer review, and citation.


Craft a historical narrative and argument by generating a significant question and finding and choosing appropriate sources, which is reasoned and based on historical evidence selected, arranged, and analyzed.


Apply a biblical philosophy of history to their own study, writing, and analysis of social, political, religious, cultural, and/or economic issues.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.