Apply historical knowledge to contemporary current issues

History Major/Minor

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 program will be prepared for a career in public history, museums, living history centers, and archival collections.

Learn About Careers For History Majors
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 History, Modern Middle East, Reformation and Enlightenment, Modern Europe, Russian Civilization, The World since 1945, and many others. History majors will also complete a hands-on practicum with original research and analysis.

Minor in History

If you want to enrich your understanding of the world in both its present and past states, consider adding a minor in History. Customize your History curriculum by selecting courses from the countries and time periods that interest you. A History minor pairs well with majors in Philosphy, Politics, & Economics (PPE), English, Multimedia Journalism, and Psychology.

History Curriculum & Degree Options

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

Contact the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the Department of History, Global & Political Studies

Desirae Crouch, History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant