Are you interested in putting the past in your future? Do you feel that a deeper understanding of past national and international events is important to your educational experience at Union University? If you can say "yes" to these questions, the Department of History has programs and courses for you. READ MORE
In addition to a two-semester core class in world civilization, the department offers courses in American, European, Latin American, and church history. There are also history internships, a History and Historians course that focuses on historical methodology, and a senior seminar that provides an in-depth research and writing experience. While studying in the department, students will deepen their understanding of the integration of one’s Christian faith and history.
Students may major or minor in history. A history minor with a church history emphasis is also available for students who have a special interest in the history of Christianity.
The Department of History offers many benefits to students:
The faculty are highly trained historians, effective classroom teachers, and caring individuals. Their commitment extends to scholarship where department members have been published regionally, nationally, and internationally.
History majors take courses in world, American, and church history, study historical methodology, and write a major research paper in a senior seminar. From Union, majors move on to graduate school, law school, or seminary, or launch careers in teaching, government, or business.
- History major
- Teacher Licensure for History (Grades 7-12)
- History minor
Please see the Academic Catalogue description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Carls
The Delta Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an International Honor Society in History, was founded in 1953 making it the 119th chapter in the society and the first in the state of Tennessee. Students who have had twelve semester hours of history and who have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history and 3.0 in two-thirds of the remainder of their work are eligible.
Advisor: Dr. Terry Lindley
This club is composed of students interested in history. It was founded in 1929 to stimulate the study of history. Membership by invitation is offered to History majors and minors and to a select number of students who have completed three semester hours of history with a grade point average of 2.5. This club aims at encouraging higher standards of scholarship among its members.
Tennessee’s state legislature recently passed Resolution 143 marking the 60th anniversary of Union University’s Delta-Psi Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. State Sen. Lowe Finney sponsored the resolution and signed the document that is now on display at Union. Oth... - READ MOREMORE STORIES