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 History?

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.

Why History at Cairn?

  • Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a specific literary time period or writing style.
  • Complete up to six credits of internship in professional workplaces.
  • Complete program alongside of a Master’s in Education degree in as few as five years.
  • Study in a interdisciplinary setting to make connections in the past with other curriculum including but not limited to literature and poetry, the development of music, economic themes, artistic and architectural movements, popular culture, philosophy, and aspects of theological and church histories.
  • Study abroad and learn the history and culture of a new place.
  • Learn from professors who have varied historical interests and specialized concentrations.
  • Prepare a final thesis paper or project on a topic of personal interest that can be shared with prospective graduate schools.

Career Paths

  • Graduate school in History, education, law, library studies, etc.
  • Museum Curator
  • Archivist
  • Librarian
  • Journalist