For the Kingdom


Why History?

Engage today by learning about the past

Spurgeon College’s history program recognizes that the past is vitally important to the present and future. In this program, students will engage in historical research and study and integrate their findings with a Christian worldview.

What You’ll Learn

apply your Christian worldview to history

Spurgeon College’s History program is designed to equip students to engage in historical research and study from a Christian worldview. Students will be trained in the theory and practice of global historical research, equipping them to be effective leaders in various contexts. The program also prepares students for advanced study in professional and academic graduate programs.

Program Information

Coursework and Outcomes

Explore the courses that are included in the History program at Spurgeon College. Students in this program must complete 120 credit hours of coursework to graduate.

  • BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • GE101 English Composition I
  • GE102 English Composition II
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature
  • GS101 Foundations of Kingdom Success
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
  • HM344 Christianity and the Arts
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II
  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics
  • HT411 World Religions
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology

  • BS115 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS116 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS117 New Testament Survey I
  • BS118 New Testament Survey II
  • BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • HT112 Church History I
  • HT113 Church History II
  • HT350 Christian Doctrine I
  • HT351 Christian Doctrine II
  • HT450 The Church
  • MN201 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MS201 Global Missions

  • HS110 History of Civilization I
  • HS111 History of Civilization II
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II<sup>1</sup>
  • HS260 History and Historians
  • HS325 American Political History
  • HS360 Church and State
  • HS470 History Senior Seminar
  • HM304 Philosophy of Religion
  • HM425 Christian Political Thought

<sup>1. Whichever is not completed for the General Education requirement.</sup>

This program offers students 15 hours of elective credit throughout their program.

Students graduating with the History major will be able to do the following:

    1. Gain a foundational understanding of major historical eras and events from a global perspective.
    2. Gain a foundational understanding of history’s impact on contemporary life and society.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to employ historical research skills to various sources.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to present historical research in written form.
    5. Integrate a biblical worldview into the practice of historical research and analysis.

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

The faculty at Spurgeon College have discipled and mentored me, prayed for me, shared meals with me, and counseled me. I have never felt more loved and cared for by a school staff in all my life.

Drew Rumsey

History Major from Kansas City, MO