Milligan history major

The study of history is one of the core disciplines of a liberal arts education. At Milligan, the study of history is rooted in the conviction that knowledge of the past contributes to intellectual maturity and an enriched quality of life. In an age skeptical of tradition and infatuated with the contemporary, the study of history helps to broaden the student’s world, leading to a richer understanding of the human condition in its various cultural, economic, and social contexts.

The history major at Milligan also develops a respect and enthusiasm for sound scholarship, as it introduces students to the various ways that scholars have understood, described, and interpreted the past. Given their commitment as Christians, the history faculty strives to model the ways Christians do the work of historians and invite history majors to do likewise.

The history major provides a broad intellectual foundation for entry into various professional fields. Milligan history majors have become teachers, lawyers, physicians, ministers, archivists, business professionals, and practicing historians. A history minor is also available.

As a history major at Milligan, you’ll:

  • Develop an appreciation for history and the craft of the historian
  • Be equipped for graduate study and for teaching history
  • Make use of basic research tools and resources in order to write well about history


View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Associate Professor of Humanities and History

Tim Dillon
Henry and Emerald Webb Chair Emeritus; Professor Emeritus of History

Craig Farmer
Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible; Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Professor of History and Humanities

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