Department of History
Why study history at Baylor? Cutting-edge scholarship. Caring community. Dynamic teaching. Research opportunities. Global outlook. Career preparation. Questions that matter. Tools to respond to them.
All in a program where you are known by name.
History is a versatile major that will develop your critical thinking skills and prepare you for a wide variety of careers or pursuit of a graduate degree. Explore our programs for undergraduates.
Our department offers two graduate degrees: a Master of Arts (M.A.) in History and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History. Explore our programs for graduate students.
Dr. Jenkins discusses his latest book, A Storm of Images: Iconoclasm and Religious Reformation in the Byzantine World, recently published by Baylor University Press on podcast Currents in Religion.
Waco WWII veteran Rufus Spain recounts service, religious upbringing, and thoughts on war during this Waco Tribune-Herald interview.
The Michael Ramsey Prize Longlist featured Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., for her book “The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth”.
From first-gen, veteran student to McNair Scholar and PhD student, Ryan Reynolds' educational journey is a testament to his determination and commitment to academic excellence.