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Get Your History Degree From a Christian University

Prepare for a successful career while earning your bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, associate, or minor from Liberty University’s Department of History. With our history, social sciences, and military studies degree programs, your knowledge of these fields will be enriched as you explore exciting career options. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview by experienced professors who share your passion for history and are grounded in their faith. Interested in a career in politics, education, or communications? A degree from our Department of History will get you ready for these fields and more.

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Journey Towards Your Career with a History Degree

History, Social Sciences & Military Studies Degree Programs

Social Sciences Degree (B.S.)

Military Studies (B.S.)

History Degree (M.A.)

Public History Projects

Chaplains Museum

Open Monday through Friday 12:00-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the terrace level of the JF Library. Hours vary when University classes are not in session.

Email history@liberty.edu for more information.

*Please note that the museum follows University-wide weather closures.

New London Projects

The New London projects give students hands-on opportunities in archaeology, historical architecture, historical interpretation, and much more.  


We are proud of all our graduates, but we owe special recognition to our History Secretary, Lucinda Wills. She graduated with her MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education and Composition). Congratulations, Lucinda!!

#graduation #graduates #LUGrad
Happy end-of-the semester! 🎉
We hope that you feel like Marco here, proud and relieved to have successfully completed another exam week and another semester. Special congratulations to all our graduating seniors for their four (or five?) years of hard work. We are excited to see what’s next for each of you. To our online students who are still finishing up, you’re almost there! Keeping pushing toward that finish line.
Be sure to check in with us here over the summer. We look forward to seeing our returning History students in August.
#MakeHistoryLU #finishingstrong #congratulations #endofsemester
Happy Reading Day! 📚

We hope that you have a productive day studying. Don’t forget to take breaks during exam week. It can be a stressful time, but we can all rely on the words of Jesus:

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” 
~ Matthew 11:28-30

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” 
~ Matthew 6:31-34

#MakeHistoryLU #readingday #examseason #libertyuniversity #examencouragement
Congratulations to Jason Anderson for his internship at the Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester, VA! 

Jason is a senior History major here at Liberty. He has been volunteering at the Kernstown Battlefield since high school. He enjoys sharing history with visitors from the battlefield perspective, and he is looking forward to giving tours, maintaining the visitors center, working in the gift shop, and assisting in managing the volunteer library. 

Way to go Jason! 

#makehistorylu #summerinternship #militaryhistory #publichistory
Today is National Historical Marker Day! 

This holiday was created by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in 2021 to celebrate the historical markers that are in many localities around the nation. On this day, community volunteers are encouraged to come together to clean and preserve the historical markers in their communities.

Did you know that there is a historical marker on the campus of Liberty University? What we call “Liberty Mountain” was once the Carter Glass Estate, and its centerpiece was a house called Montview. The house was built in 1923 for Carter Glass, who served as Secretary of the Treasury under Woodrow Wilson and later as a U.S. Senator during the Great Depression and World War II. The building has also housed University executive offices, including the office of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell at the time of his death in 2007.

Comment below about the historical markers close to your home!

#NationalHistoricalMarkerDay #historicalmarkers #makehistoryLU
Join us for the Liberty University History Department Banquet on Saturday, April 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hancock Welcome Center. Seating is limited and tickets are now on sale at the History Department front desk for $5 each. A catered meal is included. The last day to purchase a ticket is Friday, April 21.

#phialphatheta #phialphathetahistoryhonorsociety #makehistorylu
Saturday, April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day, traditionally observed in Major League Baseball to celebrate the day Robinson first played in the major league.
Born in 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, at the height of “Jim Crow” and the racial discrimination that went along with it, Robinson overcame the indignities of prejudice. While attending UCLA, he became the school’s first athlete to letter in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track.
His military service in World War 2 did not involve combat, but he did launch a campaign to desegregate the Army. After his honorable discharge, Robinson began his career in baseball playing for the Negro League. In 1947, he successfully broke the color barrier wearing the number 42 as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Today Robinson is recognized for his athletic achievement as well as his contribution to the full integration of Major League Baseball.
#baseball #JackieRobinsonDay
Happy Easter everyone! 

Today, we celebrate and remember how God showed His incredible love for us through the sending of His son, Jesus, to come and die for the sins of humanity. But the story didn’t end with crucifixion. Jesus rose to life on the third day, defeating sin and death on our behalf. Praise God for the miracle of the resurrection. He is risen! 

“When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to him who judges justly. ‘He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’” – 1 Peter 2:23-24 

Photo: Worley Prayer Chapel 

#Easter #HeisRisen #Resurrection
Check out this lecture being presented by our very own Dr. Chris Smith right here in Lynchburg! 🇫🇷

#MakeHistoryLU #historylecture #FrenchHistory #Paris
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