The History program provides students with an understanding of American, European, and World history as the foundation of responsible citizenship.  We train students to think critically and knowledgeably about the historical process and to appreciate history as a discipline that encompasses the totality and interconnected nature of human society.

We have a vibrant, exciting department where, in addition to History, students can study Museum Studies, Historic Tourism, and Religion as a concentration. Tusculum University is proud to have one of few undergraduate museum studies programs in the country. With two operating museums on campus, Tusculum University is the perfect laboratory for our students to get the hands-on experience they need to prepare them for a career in the museum world or in another field of public history.

The department also sponsors two student organizations on campus. Our History and Museum Studies Student Organization puts on campus-wide events and hosts career-development sessions. It also organizes trips with an historical theme each year for its members. Past destinations have included St. Augustine, Winston-Salem, Charleston, SC, and Washington D.C.  History is everywhere, and we like to get out, from a day trip to Asheville, NC to as far away as Norway. Tusculum University also hosts a chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. As students progress through the program, joining Phi Alpha Theta provides students the opportunity to present their research at undergraduate conferences and to compete for prizes and scholarships.

For information regarding course information, visit our catalog.