Department of History, Religious Studies and Languages

Department of History, Religious Studies and Languages offers students several major options leading to a rewarding career in the field.     

At bottom the discipline of History (available as a major and minor) is not specialized training for the current economy, but a durable investment in becoming a truly educated person. 

Thus, careful study of the past asks students to understand the world from the perspective of others, evaluate competing claims in the light of evidence, logic, and context, and express their ideas with clarity and precision. 

Yet, historical study also prepares men and women for successful careers in a variety of fields. Our graduates enjoy success in:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Business
  • Health care
  • Ministry
  • Government
  • and any other profession that privileges these habits of thought, insight, and diligence. 

The Religious Studies major and minor integrates courses in religion (biblical studies and historical theology) with courses in history and philosophy that deal with various aspects of religion. The major is ideal for students intending to continue the study of religion at a seminary or graduate school.

Studies in the Philosophy minor are especially recommended for pre-professional training for such vocations as the Christian ministry, college teaching, law, journalism, creative writing and art, as well as for students of history, literature and the sciences.


Mr. Bruce Cory
Assistant Professor: Spanish & Humanities
Dr. Joseph Pearson
Assistant Professor: History
Dr. Michael Ramsey
Professor of History
Dr. Russ Sisson
Professor of Religion