History, B.A.

The study of history is about exploring where we have been and how the past serves as a foundation for what we see in today’s world. At PBA, the program offers an enlightening learning experience characterized by meaningful research, unique honor society activities and opportunities to travel the globe and deepen your knowledge of world history.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



“The faculty at PBA played the biggest part in my life as they not only encouraged me in my academics but also in opportunities that would behoove me as a professional.”

Jordyn Marlin ’16, History

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Government historian
  • Historical consultant
  • Political advisor
  • Museum curator
  • Archivist

As a history major, you’ll be able to take advantage of a range of distinctive offerings. Our Phi Beta Theta chapter—the American honor society for students and professors of history—was established in 2008, and we hosted the society’s 2018 regional conference. Our students regularly intern at places such as The Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Norton Museum of Art and the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach.
The program offers a number of distinctive features:
  • Guided by Faith—Our faith focus allows instructors to be comfortable framing the great sweep of human history within a Christian prospective, providing unique insight into the nature of human action and endeavor.
  • Opportunities Abroad—Our travel study initiatives include semester programs at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews, as well archeology trips to Italy and Ireland.
  • Exceptional Location—PBA’s close proximity to Palm Beach County Historical Society, Norton Museum and Flagler Museum will enable you to enrich your learning experience.
  • Significant Research—Recent research initiatives by students include trench newspaper publishing in WWI; American exceptionalism and public policy; and the human and fiscal costs of U.S. military interventions in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

PBA’s history graduates have been accepted at many highly-respected graduate schools including:

  • Cambridge University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Florida
  • Florida State University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of Mississippi
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Baylor University
  • Stetson Law
  • Pepperdine Law
  • Fuller Seminary
  • Catholic University
  • Indiana University Law
  • Wake Forest University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Glasgow

And you’ll find them working with impressive organizations, including:

  • University of Michigan
  • Wal-Mart Corporate Archives
  • Peace Corps
  • Palm Beach County Schools
  • S. Navy
  • Gunster Law

Program Courses

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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