Historians pose important questions about our world and search for deep explanations. History majors learn to think critically, to research well, and to communicate effectively. They tell the story of all of us–who we are and where we’ve been, what we’ve thought and said and done–so we can preserve our past and help shape our future.

Every other academic discipline depends on historical explanations for their work. The history major has long been the choice of undergraduates seeking to develop a well-informed, sophisticated understanding of the world around us.

History classes at Samford are taught by award-winning teachers and acclaimed scholars. Our majors are on the leading edge of undergraduate research at Samford, connecting our campus to the community and the wider world.

Nancy Lipham
"I enjoyed not only the subject matter I studied but also the professors and the interaction between them and the students. When I left Samford I felt I was leaving my second home." Nancy Lipham - Senior Vice President, Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

A history major prepares students for a broad range of careers and graduate degrees. Skills in research, critical thinking, and communication are valued by employers in many fields.


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Student Earns Regional Honor for Service-Learning
Aubrie Strange couldn’t receive the honor in person due to social distancing measures, but she is finding a new way to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Samford Celebrates Women's History Month
Long-time Samford friend and alumna Jenna Cassese was featured at luncheon in honor of Women's History Month. 
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History Students Present Research at Conference
History students Shae Corey, Max Lattermann, Mallory McKinnon, Sarah Schansberg, Maggie Shaw and Emily Thorington presented their original research at the regional conference of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society Feb. 29.