History Major

Bethany's history major explores the people, ideas, and events that have shaped America and the world.

You will have the opportunity to study everything from ancient Egypt to the rise and fall of Napoleon to the Civil Rights Movement. History discovers and preserves the greatest works of art, literature, and philosophy. By cultivating skills in critical thinking, research, and communication, history majors learn to frame the complexity of human interactions through a clear and wide perspective. This is necessary for intelligent decision making in a democratic society and a primary goal of a liberal arts education. Most importantly, history sheds light on the religious life of all people and our faculty strive to provide a Christian perspective on historical events. Read more.

  • Senior Seminar Projects: Browse past projects completed by our students.
  • Internships: Completing an internship will help prepare you for the next stage.
  • Events: As a history major, you'll be busy throughout the year.
History Profiles
Stephanie Sewanoude
Alumna Profile: Stephanie Sewanoude (2010)
Stephanie is an education volunteer with Peace Corps. She lives and serves in Benin, a country in western Africa.
Timothy Harting
Alumnus Profile: Timothy Harting (2010)
Timothy is Captain, Army Infantry Officer at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and is also studying to earn an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of North Georgia.