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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, Southern Studies,  International Relations, and War Studies, and collaborates on an East Asian Studies minor.

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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 in the field with his history class 

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 chart below for complete list of Fall 2020 History Courses offered: 

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  2020-2021 Course Offerings    2019-20 Corps Catalog    Fall 2020 Course Ads 

*HIST 395 is assessed a special lab supplies fee.

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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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