"Thank you so much for all that you have taught me in the history courses here at ETBU. I was definitely prepared for the state exam."
- BSE History Student
"Professors pose many mind-stretching questions that are related to the material and meant to bring faith and learning together."
- BSE History Student
"I came to ETBU to play football and have fun, but taking your classes has opened my eyes and allowed me to understand this world and the people in it better."
- B.A. University Studies Student
Much more than you might think. Our rigorous and personalized programs prepare students to compete with graduates from much larger institutions. We offer courses that push students to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that are essential in many career fields.
As faculty, we want our students to be competent observers and analysts of history and political institutions and events from a Christian worldview. We emphasize study of the global human past, traditions and laws, politics and government, and human interaction with the environment. We seek to balance our history and political science courses with other courses in the liberal arts so that students gain the broad education necessary to be successful in various careers and to be servant leaders in their communities.
Our students can earn one of nine degrees in preparation for work in various careers.
Get to know some of our graduates.
Natalie Bach-Prather - B.A. History 2008
Natalie subsequently finished her Master's in Public History at Stephen F. Austin University. She is currently the men's and women's cross-country coach at East Texas Baptist University, and she completed the Boston Marathon in 2011, 2013 and 2014. See Natalie's advice for current ETBU history majors or for those considering a history degree.
Chris Dier, a History B.A. graduate of 2010 in ETBU's History and Political Science Department, was recently honored with a Middle School Teacher of the Year Award in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
See complete story here: http://blog.nola.com/stbernard/2014/12/st_bernard_teachers_of_the_yea.html
Faculty of the History and Political Science Department affirm these core values...