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History (BA)

Make biblical worldview connections through interdisciplinary historical studies in order to construct a cohesive understanding of the past and how we are to live in the present.

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Why a History (BA) degree?

A foundational understanding of history is essential to understanding and interacting with the present. A history degree is preparation for a variety of careers or post-graduate work in several areas. In seeking a history degree, students develop valuable skills in writing, researching, and speaking, as well as proficiency in analyzing information, asking important questions, and examining issues and events in a range of contexts. Students are encouraged to investigate the questions, navigate primary and secondary sources, and complete research to come to greater understandings of truth and relevance. Additionally, history majors often learn a foreign language, and have increased cultural knowledge that allows for important perspectives in their study.

History (BA) at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a specific literary time period or writing style.

Career Preparation

Complete up to six credits of internship in professional workplaces.

Personalized Education

Complete program alongside of a Master’s in Education degree in as few as five years.

Experienced Faculty

Learn from professors who have varied historical interests and specialized concentrations.

Academic Opportunity

Make connections in the past with other curriculum , such as literature and poetry, music, economic themes, artistic and architectural movements, popular culture, philosophy, and church history.

Study Abroad

Study abroad and learn the history and culture of a new place.

Honors Program

Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a specific literary time period or writing style.

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Get an inside look at our History Program

There are over 70 unique programs at Cairn to choose from! Not sure if this is the best program for you? Here are some more details to help you decide.

  • Required Credits: 120
    • Curriculum Highlights: 
      • Historical Inquiry & Research
      • Ancient/Medieval History
      • Global History
      • Modern History

Graduate school in History, Education, or Law

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor Zimmerman teaches history and humanities courses for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He previously spent 11 years as a Public High School and Middle School teacher in North Philadelphia. He is married to his wife, Anna, and together they have three children: Michael III, Valyn and Leonidas.

Greg Schaller

Greg Schaller

Chair, Social Sciences Department, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

In addition to teaching politics courses at the University, Greg Shaller is the president of The John Jay Institute, a one year program that “prepares principled leaders for faith-informed public service.” Greg previously served as associate professor of politics at Colorado Christian University, where he taught from the fall of 2009 until May of 2017.


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What Our Students Have To Say

"Studying history at Cairn has broadened my perspective, challenged my assumptions, and has given me a greater appreciation for the world God has created. The enthusiastic professors make the classroom enjoyable, enhancing the classroom dynamic. I like that my teachers know my name and that we have a bond, rather than being a number in a lecture hall."

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