What Can I Do with an ETBU History Degree?

Much more than you might think.  Our rigorous and personalized programs prepare students to compete with graduates from much larger institutions.  We offer courses that push students to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that are essential in many career fields. 


Our Mission

As faculty, we want our students to be competent observers and analysts of history and political institutions and events from a Christian worldview. We emphasize study of the global human past, traditions and laws, politics and government, and human interaction with the environment. We seek to balance our history and political science courses with other courses in the liberal arts so that students gain the broad education necessary to be successful in various careers and to be servant leaders in their communities. 


Our students can earn one of nine degrees in preparation for various careers.


Get to know some of our graduates.

Natalie Bach-Prather - B.A. History 2008

Natalie subsequently finished her Master's in Public History at Stephen F. Austin University.  She is currently the men's and women's cross-country coach at East Texas Baptist University, and she completed the Boston Marathon in 2011, 2013 and 2014.  See Natalie's advice for current ETBU history majors or for those considering a history degree.

ETBU Graduate Honored as Teacher of the Year

Chris Dier, a History B.A. graduate of 2010 in ETBU's History and Political Science Department, was honored with a Middle School Teacher of the Year Award in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

See complete story here: http://blog.nola.com/stbernard/2014/12/st_bernard_teachers_of_the_yea.html


ETBU's Political Science Team Receives Model UN "Best Delegation" Award in Chicago

Core Values:

Faculty of the History and Political Science Department affirm these core values...

1. Community Engagement-
We will prepare our students in the tradition of the liberal arts to engage their communities as well informed, thoughtful, and responsible citizens, church members, and coworkers.

2. Christian Identity-
We will help our students gain an understanding of the importance of their Christian identity as they develop an appreciation for their place in the global community.

3. Life-Long Learning-
We will equip our students with a foundational understanding of World and U.S. history and the skills necessary to navigate the increasingly information rich world in which we live so that they can be empowered, effective, and enthusiastic life-long learners.

4. Holistic Education-
We will promote an open learning environment for our students by encouraging appropriate educational opportunities inside and outside of the classroom setting and by providing opportunities for students and faculty to partner in service opportunities.

5. Academic Excellence-
We will maintain high academic and ethical standards to ensure value of our students' degrees as they seek employment or further education.

Helpful Links:

American Historical Association

Organization of American Historians