Bachelor of Arts (teaching certification in grades 7-12 available)
At a Glance
Nothing prepares students for the future like a glimpse back into the past, which makes our History department the perfect place to hone your skills in research, critical thinking and writing. With such a solid liberal arts background, History majors are prepared for careers in law, business, banking, politics, journalism, teaching and government, not to mention research and teaching in specialized fields such as museum studies, women's issues and the development of the world's diverse societies and cultures, both ancient and modern.
Why should I choose UWG's History program?
- Courses in World History, European History, U.S. History, Public History
- Secondary Education Certification for students who want to teach at the secondary level
Are there any special opportunities available?
- Internships in public history
- A History Colloquium each semester, in which professional historians share their research
- Opportunities to develop skills in research, writing, critical thinking, global awareness, and the appreciation of diversity
- Access to Ingram Library’s outstanding resources: books, journals, databases, special collections and loans from other libraries
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- Training in research, critical thinking, analysis of sources and the organization and expression of ideas provides a solid foundation for careers in teaching, public history, law, government, journalism and other professions
- Graduate study in history and other fields
- Public history: careers in museums, business corporations, archives, historic societies and historic villages
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- Phi Alpha Theta - a national historical honor society
- The History Club
- Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honorary Society
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
- Classes taught in “smart” classrooms
- Public History Center: researches, documents, preserves and promotes the history of west Georgia and the surrounding region
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- U.S. History
- Chronological periods: Colonial American, American Revolution, Early Republic, Civil War and Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, 20th century
- Regional and thematic areas: Southern, African-American, Appalachia, Georgia history, gender, popular culture, religion, sexuality
- World History
- Africa: Precolonial Africa, Colonial Africa, South African history
- Asia: China, Japan, India, Vietnam War
- Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe (British Isles, France), Imperial Russia, British Empire, Modern Europe (British Isles, France, Germany), Soviet Union and Contemporary Russia
- Latin America and Caribbean: Colonial and Modern Latin America, Caribbean, U.S.-Latin American relations
- Public History
- Archives, digital history, oral history, museum studies, American architecture
- Cross-Field Interests
- African Diaspora, Atlantic world, comparative revolutions, comparative slavery and emancipation, diplomatic, disease and health, historiography, indigenous peoples, methodology, religion, science and medicine, social and cultural, war and society in global perspective, women and family