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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Den Hartog Explores Religious Aspects of American Revolution for Australian Broadcasting
As the musical "Hamilton" opened in Sydney, Den Hartog offered insights on the religious dimensions of the American Revolution and the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton. 
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History Students Earn American Independence Awards
Samford history students earned multiple research honors in the 2020/2021 American Independence Awards ceremony this spring. 
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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Presents Faculty Honors
Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented its annual Dean’s Awards during the college’s last faculty assembly of the 202-21 academic year.