The History major at WJU is unique in that it not only reflects a traditional history curriculum found in the best Liberal Arts institutions but also requires several courses, such as Literature & Culture and Political Economy, offered by the English and Public Policy departments. Consequently, this makes for a stronger, better-rounded major. Reflecting WJU’s deep roots in Evangelical Christianity, required courses in Early Church History and American Religious History add a further unique flavor to the program.
History students at WJU will find themselves well prepared for graduate study in a number of related disciplines in the Liberal Arts. Students planning on entering seminary will find the History Major a suitable course of study as well – particularly when considered along with the Bible and Theology classes required of all students. For those looking to teach History in a school settings will find they will be well prepared for a single subject credential in History when majoring in this program.
- Critical thinking emphasized
- Multi-disciplinary approach
- Variety of electives taught
- Capstone Research and Historiography course
- Christ-centered, faith based courses
- Personalized advising
- WASC Accredited
Career & Internship Opportunities
- Government Official
- Intelligence Analyst
- State/Federal Parks Specialist
- Museum/Historical Society Specialist
- Demonstrate competence in the subject matter by writing clearly and analytically.
- Successfully engage in primary historical research and writing.
- Understand the importance of church history and how it impacts contemporary faith in our world.
- Develop a general competence in US and global history.
- Gain a measure of expertise in a specific historical era, geographical location or subject.
- Understand history as an academic discipline.
- Understand and appreciate the intersection between history and related disciplines