History studies at University of the Southwest help the student gain an understanding of the following:
  • the key ideas of western civilization and their impact on the society in which they live;
  • American history and the ideas and circumstances that have shaped the nation as it exists today;
  • the basic principles of the historical interpretation of documents and artifacts;
  • world cultures and religions;
  • the various philosophies of history; and
  • an understanding of historical methodology and the ability to successfully apply it to a research project.
The research skills and global understanding gained by our students in this program should prepare them for success in academia or, indeed, any field that requires a broad understanding of the world coupled with analytical skill.

Degree plans:

Course Descriptions

For more information, contact:
Bill Sumruld, BA, MDiv, Ph.D.
Professor of History