Students sit outside a tent on the Quad during a reenactment for history class. 

In Culver-Stockton's history program, students learn to read critically, engage in thoughtful research in both primary and secondary sources and learn the craft of detailed writing. By studying the past, students become acquainted with those people and ideas which have made a difference and begin to understand why events unfold as they do.


  • Experience the Civil War by analyzing and re-enacting battles and understand European honor codes through instruction in the art of fencing.
  • Bring history to life through Travel Study program in such destinations as Belize, Germany, Guatemala, Russia and Sicily.
  • Role play critical historical events in the lively and engaging Reacting to the Past historical simulations.
  • Minors commonly combined with this program are legal studies, business, education and international affairs.
  • To receive a major in history, students must complete a total of 36 credit hours.
  • Completing a degree in history with a secondary education emphasis requires 36 hours of coursework and students must satisfy the requirements for certification in education.


Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society


Dr. Scott Giltner
Associate Professor of History, Department Chair of History and Foreign Languages and Associate Chairperson of the Division of Applied Liberal Arts & Sciences
Phone: 573-288-6382
Email: sgiltner@culver.edu