History is a field for inquisitive minds. As you explore the stories behind famous names and well-known dates, you’ll be challenged to interpret the past, explain its significance and discover its relevance for today. 


Studying the human experience, past and present, reveals a more complete picture of God’s impact in the world and prepares you to be a Christian thought leader in today’s culture.




Corban’s many study abroad and study tour options give history students the opportunity to explore and experience the places where history lived. Dive into the history of Northern Ireland. See the Bible come to life in Israel. Study in the historic colleges of Oxford, England. Deepen your understanding of American history in Washington, D.C. Any program you choose will enhance your appreciation of our world and its rich history.


The Corban Honors Program provides highly-motivated students with academic enrichment above and beyond the regular undergraduate curriculum. Students will develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Christian worldview through the lens of classical studies, especially history, literature, philosophy and the arts. Honors students interact with distinguished scholars at special events and participate in at least three honors courses. Participation in the Honors Program demonstrates an academic depth often sought by employers and valued highly by graduate schools.


Corban has an association with the award-winning Willamette Heritage Center – one of Oregon’s premier museums of history. Corban students have the opportunity to do historical research and to have articles of requisite merit published in the journal Willamette Valley Voices. Corban students have also contributed to the Center’s online history website.


A history degree from Corban lays a strong foundation for graduate school and your career. In fact, 91% of Corban history majors who apply to graduate school are accepted to research institutions in the U.S. and Britain, where they further prepare for careers such as:

History Professor
Museum Director / Curator
Government Researcher / Archivist
Intelligence Analyst
  •    Corban University
    “The high caliber of the faculty encouraged me to strive for academic and spiritual excellence. I was prepared for my new role at the Albany Regional Museum, where I work in visitor and member services, and as the collections archivist. The rigorous classes and internship program equipped me for a leadership role. My deeply committed professors ensured my success in learning the material, and welcomed students to their offices to discuss both questions and life in general.”
    History, 2016, Collections Archivist, Albany Regional Museum
  •    Corban University
    With fidelity to Scripture and the highest regard for intellectual integrity, my professors helped me study the past with special consideration for humanity’s place in God’s created order. The small class sizes at Corban created an intimate, collaborative community of scholars.  From my first day, my advisors took a genuine interest in my success.  They connected me with intriguing internships, guided me through research projects, and helped me fit a semester in Germany into my career goals. I graduated from Corban with the skills necessary to pursue historical studies in graduate school.  This career preparation equipped me for mission trips overseas, a Master of Arts in Early Modern History from Durham University, and international work in Corban’s Center for Global Engagement.
    Associate Director of the Center for Global Engagement

Corban history students study historically significant events and ideas using a Christian lens for intellectual assessment. Some of the topics you’ll study include:

  • Turning Points in History
  • American West
  • History of the Middle East
  • American Religious History
  • Colonial & Revolutionary America
  • History of Modern Africa
  • American Foreign Relations
  • History of Modern Europe


  • Scot Bruce, Chair, Associate Professor of History, Corban University
    Chair, Associate Professor of History
  •    Corban University
    Assistant Professor of History
  •    Corban University
    Assistant Professor of History
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