History Overview

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

  • Archaeologist
  • Educator
  • Government Official
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Writer/Author
  • State/Federal Parks Specialist
  • Museum/Historical Society Specialist

Learning Outcomes

  • 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
Featured Faculty
Chair, History and General Education
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
Jessup is an exciting place to be, given its current growth and future potential. The fact that our teaching and scholarship is couched in a faith-friendly environment is refreshing. We can freely discuss the Big Questions of life and find compelling answers in the Christian tradition without fear that this endeavor is somehow outside the purview of an academic institution
History Faculty
Assistant Professor of History