Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in History
The study of history is fundamental to understanding the present and impacting the future. Students in our program will explore public history, political history, American religious history, early American history, military history and church history in preparation for graduate school or to enter any of a broad range of history-related careers.
Our program focuses on historical critique and analysis earlier than most undergraduate history programs. Some programs believe that the undergraduate degree is just to introduce the student to the facts of history without challenging the students to analyze or critique commonly held views. The Evangel program is different because we begin to teach the process of critical review at the undergraduate level, instead of at the more typical graduate level.
Another aspect of the History program at Evangel is the flexibility allowed to students to take history classes that are most interesting to them or will best benefit their career goals.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Civil War Era||Interpretation of the Civil War era, including abolitionism, slavery, politics, the society of the generation before 1860, and conflicting views of the reconstruction of the Union.|
|Early American Republic||Political, social, and economic development of the United States from the Revolution through the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian periods.|
|Medieval History||A brief overview of the history of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery or the Americas.|
|20th Century United States||An in-depth study of the United States in the twentieth century.|
|Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia||Political, social, and economic development of Russia from 1880 through the Soviet period to the present day. Emphasis on the interaction of social, political, and economic events that transformed Tsarist Russia into a Socialist empire and ultimately led to the collapse of that empire.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
When Dr. Larry Toll is not in an Evangel University classroom teaching history, he is out in the community living it. In the summer months you might find him working as a national park ranger at nearby Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, participating in a Civil War reenactment, doing a live demonstration of historic weapons, or [...]read more
Dr. Robert Bartels has been putting his love of history and his passion for the nations into action at Evangel University since 2007. As associate professor of international studies, Dr. Bartels teaches Government, History and Anthropology courses. He also serves as faculty adviser for the Evangel Student Government Association (ESGA) Senate and sponsors Evangel’s international [...]read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- National Park Service
- Museum Currator
- History Teacher
- Historical Preservationist
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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