Influence matters.

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and historians. A major in history prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the human past and to foster a set of research, analysis and communication skills that can be used by you within your vocation.

Qualities for Career Success

Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Arts in History degree program equips you to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional skills in research, critical thinking and communication.
    • Learn and apply effective research skills, including the identification of appropriate sources and comprehension of their content material.
    • Employ critical thinking in developing a suitable research topic, using appropriate source material, distilling information, offering insights and presenting results.
    • Communicate effectively and appropriately in both written and verbal formats, demonstrating competence in grammar, structure, format, organization and logical progression.
  • Produce reasoned, coherent and substantiated historical arguments.
    • Identify a thesis or research question.
    • Demonstrate accurate factual knowledge of the topic(s) under discussion.
    • Develop and defend a coherent, well-reasoned argument.
    • Substantiate claims by appealing to primary or secondary sources.
    • Show awareness of multiple interpretations and perspectives.
    • Organize work using paragraphs and logical transitions.
    • Use accurate vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.