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Digging up a Passion for History

If you’re fascinated by the past and its impact on the present and future, consider majoring in History. Taylor’s History program will enable you to follow your curiosity while challenging your assumptions about how the world works, sharpening your ability to make connections, and teaching you to think critically. Graduates of our programs will be prepared for a wide variety of careers.

The Whole World in Your Hands

Students learn to pose questions, identify sources, examine historical accounts, and consider connections between geography, culture, politics, economics, and religion. In every course, you will consider the underpinnings of societies, whether they be religious, political, philosophical, or cultural.

History classes at Taylor cover a vast array of topics and time periods in both American and world history. American history classes cover colonial America, constitutional law, African-American history, women in American history, and more.

You will also have the opportunity to examine the history and geography of other countries in world history courses like Ancient Near Eastern History, Modern Middle East, The Greco-Roman World, Modern European Empires, Women in the Ancient World, The World since 1945, and many others. History majors will also complete a hands-on practicum with original research and analysis.

Get on track for these careers

  • High School History Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • College History Professor
  • Historical Consultant 
  • Political Advisor
  • Museum Curator
  • Archivist
  • Minister
  • Librarian
  • National Park/Historic Preservationist
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Study Abroad

Taylor’s History, Global, and Political Studies programs offer opportunities to study global history, economics, politics, and culture overseas. Students interested in studying the Middle East can spend a semester at Jerusalem University, or travel to Latin America, Spain, London, and more.

Study Abroad Opportunities
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Egypt January Term Trip

The Egypt J-Term experience takes students to Cairo and Luxor to explore the culture of ancient and modern Egypt through an interdisciplinary approach that covers areas such as: history, religion, politics, architecture, art, language, geography/environment, diplomatic relations, and gender relations. By approaching ancient Egypt in this way, students will be challenged to better understand the multifaceted aspects of culture and how different components impact and shape each other.

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History Degree Options

Customize your History degree by choosing a track that fits your goals.

Women’s History concentration: Women’s History courses shed new light on the often overlooked accomplishments of women, and how social and cultural influences have shaped the lives and roles of women throughout history.

Public History concentration: The Public History concentration teaches students the use of historical skills and methods outside of the classroom, which is the traditional academic realm of history. Public historians use their training to meet the needs of a community, such as a city, neighborhood, business, or historical society.

Minor in History: A History minor pairs well with majors in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE), English, Multimedia Journalism, and Psychology. Enrich your understanding of the world in both its present and past states by selecting courses from the countries and time periods that interest you.

Erin Drummy
Class of 2020
"The entire History, Global, and Political Studies department has always been so supportive of all of the student endeavors and continues to provide a phenomenal environment for learning and growth."

History Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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