MidAmerica Nazarene University
History is the study of people, events, places and ideas that comprise the human story. By understanding the rich texture of the past - beyond the basic facts - students learn how to interpret the world they are inheriting.

The Facts

As a history student you’ll take courses in United States and world history as well as a variety of specialized courses that survey time periods, places and specific events. You will learn how to analyze historical documents, understand scholarly interpretations of history, and conduct your own research. You will also have the opportunity to develop and sharpen a Christian worldview as a context for exploring the past.

You’ll take advantage of study abroad opportunities, particularly in a semester-long program in Washington D.C.

Back on campus, you'll benefit from small class sizes and innovative teaching, including role-playing simulations and debates. As a senior, you'll make your own contribution to historical scholarship by conducting your own research on a project that you design.

Graduates leave MNU's history program with not only knowledge of the past, but also the ability to use that knowledge as a part of God's plan for their life.

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"With Dr. Hornor, history isn't just names and dates; it's an experience with which we students can really connect. History becomes real in the midst of in-class debates, as trials and triumphs of years past come to life."

Sarah Wacker on U.S. History to 1870

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“Studying history allows us to delve deeply into the complex stories of the past. Understanding the nuances of the human experience helps us to comprehend our own lives more fully.”

Elizabeth George, PhD
Assistant professor of history.

Our professors have a passion for history and the MNU community. Seamlessly connecting literature, communication, culture and Christianity is foundational to the curriculum and the starting point for our faculty.

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History Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
History Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.


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