School of Arts and Sciences


The discipline of history within the Department of History and Political Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University emphasizes mastery of content, practice and theory. Building on the groundwork laid in the core curriculum, you will acquire important foundational knowledge through survey courses in American and European history. You will then select from a range of advanced courses, each requiring more specialized knowledge, analysis, and application.

Your Courses & Classes

Distinctive courses include:

  • Modern Terrorism
  • Ancient Mediterranean: Troy to Gladiator
  • Florida History
  • Hitler’s Germany
  • History of Christianity
  • Making of Modern Africa
  • History of European Imperialism and Decolonization
  • History of the American Presidents

Your Experience

The discipline of history develops historical awareness and enables you to situate their own time, place, and circumstances within the largest possible context of human experience.

At PBA you'll:

  • Be equipped with the content, tools, and philosophy necessary to develop a Christian approach to historical understanding.
  • Recognize history as a foundation to worldview formation.
  • Learn the investigative and documenting skills of the practicing researcher.
  • Survey the development of various theoretical approaches to the field of history from antiquity to the present day.

Your Opportunities in History

The major in history prepares students for teaching, graduate school, and any further academic study requiring a high level of literacy, research skills, analytical thinking, and sound judgment. It also helps to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in such diverse areas as government, business, and cultural management.