History (BA/BS)

The mission of DBU's History program is to foster in students the understanding of the events and eras in history from the perspective of a Christian worldview, and for students to realize their responsibilities as citizens. Courses in history emphasize critical thinking through the examination of significant historical literature and practical techniques of research, writing, and criticism. 

Goals of the History Major 

  • Students will possess a strong contextual structure through which they can understand the flow of American and world history, including knowledge of significant dates. 

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultures, societies, and major reform movements in American and world history. 

  • Students will exhibit an understanding of the political institutions and military conflicts in American and world history. 

  • Students will be familiar with significant individuals in American and world history.

  • Students will be proficient with the tools and knowledge needed to be successful in undergraduate historical research, as well as in preparation for future graduate studies.

  • Students will understand a Christian world view perspective in the study of history. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (BA)

credit hours (BS)

Developing A Christian Mind

DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts

FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language

*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

(BA)

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


(BS)

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only):

4

15

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS)

selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and

three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

57

51

History Major

30

30

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

HIST 3305 - Historiography and Historical Methods

HIST 4307 - Twentieth-Century America (S-L)

Plus 12 credit hours of upper-level history courses 

Electives

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

24

9

24

15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University:  DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0. 

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

MINOR IN HISTORY

See information about the History minor here.

ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.