Undergraduate History Major
Department of History offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in History and minors in African American Studies, Southern Studies, and International Relations, and collaborates on an East Asian Studies minor.
To get started, please read the brief Cadet course catalog sections below:
(includes descriptions of all standard courses)
**You should study both sections carefully and understand them well before meeting with an advisor or registering for courses.
Click on the charts below for complete lists of History Courses offered:
Additional resources, follow links:
Image: Dr. Felice Knight, a Charleston native who trained at The Ohio State University, was hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American History spring 2019, and she adds a wealth of energy and expertise to our curriculum. Welcome to our department Dr. Knight!
Review the Case for a Degree in Arts & Sciences by clicking on each infographic:
Image: South Carolina Historical Society Museum
According to an article published in INC. Magazine (Oct. 2018), it's not the STEM skills -- such as coding -- that today's students need to emphasize in order to be prepared for their upcoming careers. Now, students require the types of skills and abilities imparted and honed through the humanites and social sciences. Read Here
Of Humanities Disciplines, History Majors are #1 in earnings (click on image to enlarge)
Paul B. Sturtevant (Data source: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Humanities Indicators, table III-4a). Full Article -- History is Not a Usless Major: Fighting Myths with Data
(Youtube Video Credit -- University of Utah)