4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.

BA in History

Bachelor of Arts

The History program invites students to critically reflect on the ideas, faith traditions, political movements, leaders, and cultures that shaped the West and the United States over the past three millennia and to understand the present as a continuation of the past. Through exposure to a broad set of readings and other work, OCU’s History program provides students with a background in the proper techniques for evaluating historical works, engaging in professional methods for historical research, and developing advanced writing and oral presentation skills.

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Acquire an appropriate knowledge of historical content and knowledge of how the discipline of history influences and is influenced by the contemporary culture.
  • Critically examine concepts and theories concerning the discipline of history and the interaction of faith and history.
  • Analyze primary and secondary materials and create work that provides a reasonable interpretation of data.
  • Produce written work and/or other materials at an advanced level, appropriate for entering graduate school or a vocation.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

or

HISTORY MAJOR - 39 Hours

or

LEADERSHIP ELECTIVE

Choose one of the following leadership courses:

ELECTIVES - 32 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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