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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Armstrong, DeVries Named Mann Center Fellows
The fellowships, presented by Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, are designed to engage and accelerate the work of Samford employees who demonstrate a commitment to exemplary approaches in community-based learning. 
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Montás to Speak on Liberal Education and Human Freedom Oct. 10
Roosevelt Montás, a noted American literature scholar and former director of the Center for Core Curriculum at Columbia College, will present on Liberal Education and Human Freedom as the 2019 J. Roderick Davis Lecture Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel. The free public event is sponsored by Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences. 
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Internship for Governor Offers New Skills, Insights
Dunn encouraged other Samford students to take advantage of internship opportunities in general, and that one in particular. He wants to see Samford well represented in state government, but he also wants students to discover the great value of internships. “You need all the experience you can get,” he said.