Each history student pursues a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree that will provide for careers in business, secondary education, and government service, as well as preparation for advanced studies in the history profession, law, the ministry, and library and archival work.
In the summer of 2014, junior Avenel Rolfsen received a competitive research grant for the Westminster Summer Undergraduate Research Experience to work on a research project with Dr. Gary Marquardt. The project evolved into a scholarly article, "Afrikanerdom's Promised Land: Colonial Namibia and the Whitening of the South African Frontier, c. 1946-1956," submitted to a peer-reviewed academic journal for publication consideration.
Senior Kailey Kornhauser conducted independent research in the summer of 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Jeff Nichols. As part of the McNair Scholars Program she received a grant that allowed her to research the 1922 Colorado River Compact and environmental ethics that may have influenced the legislation's creation. The research culminated into a presentation at the Twenty-Second Annual McNair Scholars Symposium at the University of California Berkeley. Kailey is further exploring the intellectual influences on the Colorado River Compact in her senior thesis.