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General Concentration

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 history and the development of the world’s diverse societies and cultures, both ancient and modern.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1101
English Composition I

3

A2: MATH 1401

(Recommended) Elementary Statistics

3

B2: XIDS 2002

First-Year Seminar Course

2

B1: FL 1001

Elementary Foreign Language I

3

E1 OR E2

World or US History

3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with C or better.
  • Complete HIST 1000/2000 level.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3

C2: FL 1002

Elementary Foreign Language II

3

E1 OR E2

World or US History

3

D1: Science + Lab 4
E4: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with C or better.
  • Complete Lab Science, Core Area A, and Core Area B.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Total Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
E3: POLS 1101

American Government

3

F: FL 2001

Intermediate Foreign Language I

3

D1: Non-Lab Science 3
F: World OR US History 3
C1: Fine Arts 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Core Area E.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
F: FL 2002 OR FORL 2100, 2200, OR 2300

Intermediate Foreign Language II

3

F: HIST 2302

The Historian's Craft: Methodology

3

F: Social Science 3
F: World OR US History 3
D2: Natural Science, Math, and Technology 3

Milestones:

  • Complete HIST 2302 and Complete Area D.
  • Complete Foreign Language Requirement.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Total Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

Minor 3
Minor 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Total Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

Minor 3
Elective 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 4484

Senior Seminar

3
HIST Course

Any 3000/4000 level HIST course

3

Elective 3
Elective 3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestone:

  • Complete Degree

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Total Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year

  • Make sure to take your English and Math Courses right away.

  • Try to take the additional History survey classes (1111, 1112, 2111, 2112) if possible.

Middle Years

  • Make sure to take HIST 2302 in your sophomore year.

  • Take any remaining History survey classes as early as possible.

  • Don’t put off those Foreign Language courses! Finish any remaining core classes.

  • Don’t forget your Minor!
  • Consider adding the embedded Undergraduate Certificate in Public History.

Last Year

  • Get Ready for HIST 4484! Start thinking of your topic as early as possible, consider expanding on a research paper you have done in a previous class.

  • Consider taking HIST 4101 Professionalism in Public Practice and create a career path for yourself with an updated resume, writing sample, and Linked In profile.

Find Your Place

First Year

Middle Years

  • Attend UWG Scholars’ Day and consider submitting your own project or paper.
  • Ask your professors about research assistant positions.
  • Join Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society.
  • Check out the UWG Center for Public History’s archives and research assistant opportunities.

Last Year

  • Consider running for office in student government.
  • Visit an exhibit at an area museum or historical center.
  • Explore research opportunities with a History professor.

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year

Middle Years

Last Year

Connect Off-Campus

First Year

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community. 

Middle Years

  • Take HIST 4486 Public History Internships for an internship with a museum, historical society, archives, state park, or national park.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest and explore career shadowing opportunities.
  • Ask your professors about attending a professional or academic conference and funding opportunities.
  • Apply to share your research at a conference presentation or poster session.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year

Middle Years

Last Year

Pave Your Path

Middle Years

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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