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. 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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Beeson Divinity’s African-American Ministry Emphasis to Begin Next Month
Beeson Divinity School will host first annual African-American Ministry Emphasis month in February. 
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Book Edited by Den Hartog Addresses Myths of American Church-State Relations
The new book's essays document the process of church disestablishment as it proceeded state by state in many different ways, with American Baptists playing a key role as they sought to defend “soul liberty” from governmental coercion. 
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Samford to Host Holocaust Survivor Nov. 20
Department of World Languages and Cultures will host Holocaust survivor Robert May and his daughter, Ann Mollengarden, for a special presentation related to its ongoing Tournées Film Festival Nov. 20 at 5:45 p.m. in Dwight Beeson Hall 131 (Brock Forum).