West Georgia promises academic excellence in a personal environment. Our classes are small, and students work closely with faculty members to explore areas of interest. Public history advisors help tailor a student's coursework to his or her particular academic and career interests.

We offer a wide range of public history courses in oral history, historic architecture, folklife, material culture, archives, and digital history, as well as special topics such as interpretation of Civil War battlefields and documentary film making. Our Museum Studies Certificate includes classes in museum education and interpretation, exhibits, administration, and collections management, as well as special topics courses.

Public History students can explore academic fields including U.S. History, Southern History, Atlantic World, War and Society, History of Religion, World and European History or develop their own fields such as Women’s History.