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Program Overview

Program Overview

The truth is that history graduates can be found in any career where superior analytic training and good writing and communication skills are needed. The economy of today requires versatile, nimble minds who can adjust to the constantly changing landscapes of the global economy and the shuffle that occurs within industries and places.  History majors are ideal for this world as they have faced the challenges of the past with the great writers, ideas, figures, and events. Graduates gain perspective through their studies and the mentoring of our highly-regarded faculty.

We have pledged ourselves to making history accessible to all Lipscomb students. The Great Ideas in History curriculum serves our students' need to know the contours of progress and culture. Our 36-hour major allows students to finish in three years or to add the history major to their primary field of study.




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Study Abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Nashville, TN

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville, Tennessee, an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.


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Our Faculty

  • Tim Johnson headshot

    Tim Johnson

    Elizabeth Gentry Brown Chair in Public Administration

    Tim Johnson joined the history faculty in 1991.  He is the author/editor of eight books and over two dozen articles that focus primarily on early U.S. military history.  His work has been...

    Meet Tim Johnson
  • Richard Goode headshot

    Richard Goode


    Selected Publications: Books And the Criminals With Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell. Eugene OR: Cascade Books. (2012) Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance. Eugene OR: Cascade Books....

    Meet Richard Goode
  • Howard Miller

    Howard Miller

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Miller joined the history faculty at Lipscomb in 2012. He is a widely published social historian with a specialty in the history of Islamic Spain. He earned a doctorate...

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