Studying history at Trinity Christian College will give you a better understanding of today’s world from a Christian perspective. A historical view of people, places, and events gives meaning to current developments around the globe, whether you are considering a career in business, politics, science, or education. Trinity’s location in metropolitan Chicago offers history majors excellent opportunities for research and advanced study, as well as internships, graduate school, and employment.
Career options for history majors can be quite diverse. Because history is an integral part of all studies, it serves as a complement to any field. Students often study history in preparation for careers in law, theology, teaching, administration, and business. Community agencies, federal, and state governments often employ historians to do urban planning or social research. History majors may also work in museums as researchers, librarians, archivists, curators, exhibit planners, or writers.
Trinity’s history program aims to provide students with a Christian understanding of what has happened in the past and the nature of history. Students learn the processes of cultural formation in both Western and non-Western cultures. Studies are both broad and comprehensive. In the senior year, students work closely with history faculty on an in-depth investigation of a significant historical problem to produce a major research paper. This Senior Seminar emphasizes historical research, interpretation, and writing.
The department of history endeavors to introduce students to a Christian understanding of the nature of history. At Trinity, history is taught from a clearly biblical perspective. The study of history will help you evaluate the significance of current events, and prepare you to provide answers from a Christian perspective. You will see how God has shaped the events of history from the creation of man to the present.
Trinity Christian College history graduates pursue careers in different environments, transforming the world through their roles in high schools, law firms, ministry organizations, the federal government, and businesses. Alumni work in a variety of settings, from local governments to organizations like the Chicago Board of Trade.
The department of history, in the core and upper-level courses, introduces students to a Christian understanding of what has happened in the past and of the nature of history. Students learn the processes of cultural formation in both Western and non-Western cultures, so that as a Christian community we may more fully understand the time in which we live and are called to work.
History majors continue on to graduate school or into a wide range of careers, including teaching. The secondary history education major is designed for teachers in grades 6 through 12. This program meets the major graduation requirements only for students completing the secondary education certification program.