"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
A lot 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 participants of history and political science from a Christian worldview. We emphasize study of the global human past, traditions and laws, politics and government, and human interaction with the environment. By balancing our history and political science courses with speech communication, English, mathematics, and other non-departmental courses, students gain the broad education necessary to be successful in a variety of careers and serve their community.
Our students can earn one of nine degrees that prepare them for work in a variety of fields
Get to know some of our graduates. We'll feature a different alum every semester.
Natalie Bach-Prather - B.A. History 2008
Natalie has just finished her Masters in Public History at Stephen F. Austin University. She is currently the men and women's Cross Country coach at East Texas Baptist University, and she completed the Boston Marathon in 2011, 2013 and 2014. She also teaches a number of fitness classes at ETBU. 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...
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