Be curious.

History majors at Trinity have a few things in common: a dedication to contextual research, a passion for creative interpretation, and a desire to integrate faith with their learning. You will enter a field that has passed the test of time prepared to share historical events in an engaging and effective manner.



Requirements total 45 hours. This includes 36 hours of history courses and 9 hours from supporting courses. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Philosophy of History
  • Seminar in Modern Europe
  • World Civilizations

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We offer a unique emphasis in military history. If this is one of your interest areas, you will have the opportunity to study with expert and passionate faculty. Learn about the great wars, battles, and movements in the global history of the military.


Our history department has a thriving student and alumni base! If you want to know more about what we offer, connect with us on Facebook to learn what we are doing at the moment. This is a great way to interact with faculty and meet current students.

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History can come across as just words on a page… unless you bring it to life. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the opportunity to travel to historic locations and research centers as you learn about events. You will walk away prepared to be a historian in archival work, research, graduate studies, or any number of other contexts.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to step outside the classroom in your studies as you re-enact historic battles, travel and study abroad, and hear seminars that will deepen your knowledge of eras and events.

Career Objectives Include:

Course Title Credits
Required Courses (24 hours)
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History I 3 hours
HI 122 United States History II 3 hours
HI 201 World Civilizations to 1600 3 hours
HI 202 World Civilizations Since 1600 3 hours
HI 485 Philosophy of History 3 hours
Select two of the following: 6 hours
     HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
     HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance History
     HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe
     HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe
     HI 471 Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
     HI 475 Seminar in American History
Elective Courses
12 hours
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above. 400 level seminars not counting towards the Core Requirements above may be taken as Electives below.
     HI 261 Topics in Military History
     HI 271 Topics in World History
     HI 289 Topics in History
     HI 321X American Church History
     HI 322X Topics in Church History
     HI 325 Topics in European History
     HI 340X History of Christianity
     HI 359 Topics for Honors Students
     HI 361 Advanced Topics in Military History
     HI 362 Contemporary World Affairs
     HI 372 History of Ideas in America
     HI 373 African American History
     HI 374 American Civil War
     HI 375 Topics in American History
     HI 376 Twentieth-Century American Cultural History
     HI 450 Independent Study
Supporting Courses 
8-10 hours
     GEO 100 World Geography
     HI 445 Internship
Select one additional course from the following:
     ART 331 History of Art I
     ART 332 History of Art II
     BUS 207 Microeconomics
     BUS 208 Macroeconomics
     ENG 260 Christianity and Modern Literature
     Any 300-400 level literature course
     MA 285X Statistics
     MUH 341 Music History I
     MUH 342 Music History II
     Any PH course beyond 180
     Any POL course except POL 111, POL 250, POL 252
     PSY 285X Statistics
     PSY 346X Research Methods and Design
     PSY 350X Social Psychology
     SOC 285X Statistics
     SOC 324 Criminology
     SOC 335 Urban Sociology
     SOC 346X Research Methods and Design
     SOC 350X Social Psychology
     XX 359 Topics for Honors Students
Total Hours 44-46 hours