History Major (BA) and Minor
Exploring history through the University of Lynchburg’s major and minor programs will give you a deeper understanding of not only the past itself, but how that past has structured the modern world. We have courses on American, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and African history, as well as partnering coursework with programs like Africana studies and intelligence studies. You’ll learn from a curriculum that covers a diverse array of fascinating historic periods and concepts, and get the chance to study abroad or travel with history faculty to explore places like Cuba, South Africa, Sicily, Yellowstone National Park, and more.
As a history major, you’ll learn how to write clearly and precisely around those concepts. You’ll also learn how to communicate with others, work independently on large projects, and conduct quality research. History inherently provides you with a critical understanding of current events and problems in the world.
As a Lynchburg history student, you’ll:
- Have the opportunity to experience history firsthand at Historic Sandusky, a local museum and archaeological site owned by the University, or at Cloverlea Farmhouse at Claytor Nature Center.
- Develop strong analytical and writing skills that employers value.
- Get to explore different cultures and gain insight into human nature through domestic study away and study abroad trips.
- Learn to pay attention to detail through individual and group history projects.
Adam Dean, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Chair of the History Department
John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities