Students who decide to major in history embark upon a course of study that promises both academic and professional rewards. A sound component of a liberal education, history also serves practical needs, providing a solid background for careers in law, journalism, government service, and history preservation. The history major also meets an important need of the business world by providing general training in analysis and writing. For those who choose to teach history or social studies in secondary schools, the history major provides the necessary subject matter. Finally, the history major prepares the student not only for graduate work in history, but also for other professional careers which call for a satisfactory acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the study of the past.
Minor in History
- The history minor includes 15 hours of upper division coursework, see the Minor Curriculum for requirements and course options.
- Transfer courses do not fulfill the history minor.
- Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
- Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Transnational European Studies
Transnational European Studies is an interdisciplinary minor at the University of Georgia. This program enjoys the support of numerous departments throughout campus, and is the joint initiative of the Department of History and Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.
Experiential Learning Requirement
To succeed, students in the 21st century must be able to tackle real-world problems and use critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve multifaceted problems that do not have simple solutions. Thus, the University of Georgia will require all undergraduate students to engage in hands-on, experiential learning within a domestic or global setting as a graduation requirement. All history majors automatically satisfy this requirement with the HIST 4990 Senior Seminar, but there are a variety of other courses that can also be used to fulfill this requirement, such as internship classes (HIST 4800), CURO research, Service learning courses etc.
The Double Dawgs program was created to give ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation. The history department offers a number of Double Dawgs and Dual Degree programs