Union University

Department of History

Department of History

Are you interested in putting the past in your future? Do you feel that a deeper understanding of past national and international events is important to your educational experience at Union University? If you can say "yes" to these questions, the Department of History has programs and courses for you. READ MORE

In addition to a two-semester core class in world civilization, the department offers courses in American, European, Latin American, and church history. There are also history internships, a History and Historians course that focuses on historical methodology, and a senior seminar that provides an in-depth research and writing experience. While studying in the department, students will deepen their understanding of the integration of one’s Christian faith and history.

Students may major or minor in history. A history minor with a church history emphasis is also available for students who have a special interest in the history of Christianity.

The Department of History offers many benefits to students:

  • Well-respected law schools have long accepted virtually all department majors who have applied for admission.
  • Almost all history majors planning to teach at the middle or high school level find jobs in their field right after graduation.
  • History majors have won several first-place awards for research papers presented at regional history conferences during the past decade.
  • History students have in recent years served as interns at law firms, at the White House, in the archives of the Union University Library (West Tennessee Baptist Collection), in the office of a Tennessee state legislator, and at the Green Frog Historic Village in Alamo, Tennessee.
  • A number of history majors have completed graduate school programs related to their educational and professional interests.

Faculty

The faculty are highly trained historians, effective classroom teachers, and caring individuals. Their commitment extends to scholarship where department members have been published regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Programs of Study

Please see the Academic Catalogue description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.

Student Organizations

Recent News

Carls elected as Phi Alpha Theta president

Stephen Carls was elected as the national president of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Jan. 4 during the society’s biennial convention in Albuquerque, N.M.  Carls, university professor of history at Union University, became the first Phi Alpha Theta president from a college or un... - READ MORE

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  • 11/8/2013 - Alumna wins top prize for academic paper competition
  • 10/15/2013 - Phi Alpha Theta wins Best Chapter Award for 11th straight year
  • 5/22/2013 - Tennessee legislature marks Union Phi Alpha Theta’s 60th anniversary
  • 8/6/2012 - Union student ministers in London during Olympics
  • 1/18/2012 - Union students present papers at Phi Alpha Theta convention; Carls elected VP
  • 8/31/2011 - Phi Alpha Theta earns 9th straight Best Chapter Award
  • 5/6/2011 - Union honors students for academic achievement

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2/18/14 - Stephen Carls, university professor and department chair, speaks to the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society during their induction meeting. - MiKalla Cotton
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Stephen Carls, university professor and department chair, speaks to the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society during their induction meeting. - MiKalla Cotton

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2/18/14 - New members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society are inducted during a meeting.  - MiKalla Cotton
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New members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society are inducted during a meeting. - MiKalla Cotton

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2/18/14 - New members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society are inducted during a meeting.  - MiKalla Cotton
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New members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society are inducted during a meeting. - MiKalla Cotton

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11/5/13 - Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist visits with Stephen Carls, university professor of history and department chair, at the historic Hollywood Cemetery during Campus and Community: A Day of Remembrance and Service. Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, worked all morning to clean up the cemetery.  - Jacob Moore
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Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist visits with Stephen Carls, university professor of history and department chair, at the historic Hollywood Cemetery during Campus and Community: A Day of Remembrance and Service. Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, worked all morning to clean up the cemetery. - Jacob Moore

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • History*

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • ** Secondary School Licensure is built around the student's majoring in the teaching field, such as Mathematics, PE, English, etc.
  • *** Indicates area of study available as a minor concentration; all others are available as a major concentration