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.

Distinctives

  • 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
Featured Faculty
Professor of Bible, Theology, and Archaeology
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
Teaching at WJU has allowed me to pour my life into the lives of students in very significant ways as well as to learn more about things I love: the Bible, God’s people, God’s world. I can recall specific moments in classes when I clearly knew, "For this I was created."
Other History Faculty
Assistant Professor of History
Chair, History and General Education