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Department of History


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Welcome to the Department of History! We offer undergraduate and graduate courses leading to the BA and MA in History.

Our undergraduates and graduates have used their degrees to enter into careers as curators of historical sites, such as Sloss FurnacesRickwood Field, and others. Many other students have moved on to careers in law, publishing, museums, and education at high schools and community colleges. 

The department is dedicated to our students, and we offer programs, opportunities, and guidance to aid in their success:
  • Internships are a valuable tool to gain experience in the field—our students have interned at Vulcan ParkSloss Furnaces, the Japan American Society, and the Southern Museum of Flight, among many others.
  • Our students produce the award-winning Vulcan Historical Review, providing them with invaluable publishing and editing experience. The Review contains articles and book/movie reviews written by the students.
  • Joining a student group can provide opportunities beyond those found in the classroom and be the foundation of a career network that students can build on after graduation. Our students are active members of Phi Alpha Theta, the History honors society. There is also a Graduate History Association that sponsors socials, and a Graduate History Conference.
  • Our students present their research at local, regional, and national conferences. This gives them critical experience in presenting in a public forum and the opportunity to publish in academic journals. Faculty mentors guide both undergraduate and graduate students to make the most of these opportunities.
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