History, B.A.

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:


Identify and explain the major developments of history and articulate how those developments are understood.


Critique primary and secondary sources and recognize the different approaches to historical writing.


Apply the historical method by organizing and writing a capstone research paper.


Engage intellectually with interpretations of the past and present, in a way that honors the pursuit of truth.


Articulate a Christian perspective about the world and the diversity of people living in it, with their worldviews, religions, and struggles.


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.