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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African American History in Missions
In June of 2019, a group of mostly African-American Beeson students and staff attended the National African American Missions Conference (NAAMC) in Washington D.C. A few of those who attended recently shared what they learned with the Beeson community. 
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DeVries, Minnema Lead Journal Roundtable on Teaching Islamic and Middle Eastern History
The roundtable–Teaching Islamic and Middle Eastern History at Christian Colleges and Universities–originated with a panel at the 2018 Conference on Faith and History. 
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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.