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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, Chinese Studies, Southern Studies, International Relations, and War Studies.

Students majoring in history, a degree with an emphasis on academic rigor and leadership development, are provided ample freedom in the selection of upper level history courses as well as 30 credit hours of general electives among courses offered by other departments.                            


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Mayor Riley, HIST 371 (spring semesters), touring historic sites

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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. 

2021-2022 Course Offerings
    2020-2021 Corps Catalog

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Please Note:

*HIST 395 is assessed a special lab supplies fee.

*Course Substitutions: In place of required series of history courses (HIST 104 & HIST 105  or HIST 105 & 106), you may take any 200-level HIST( except 203), and any HISS course.

For Additional resources, follow links: 

Image:  Dr. Felice Knight, a Charleston native who trained at The Ohio State University in African American History, joined The Citadel as an Asst. Professor in 2019. She has added a wealth of energy and expertise to our Department. 


Review the Case for a Degree in Arts & Sciences by clicking on each infographic:

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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)

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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


Click to Enlarge "What Can You Do With A History Degree?"

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Why History

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