College of Arts & Sciences
If you are interested in a major that broadly prepares you to engage a changing world, consider history. Offering courses on such diverse topics as Greco-Roman history, the World Wars and the Holocaust, and Women in America, faculty aim to bring history to life by examining the connections between social, political, cultural and economic history and proving that the study of history is truly an interdisciplinary endeavor. A history major is the perfect program for students with broad interests and a curious mind.
Perhaps most impressive is the history program’s commitment to undergraduate research. All history majors engage in original research through the Capstone course offered in the senior year, which means that at The W, history majors gain a hands-on encounter with the past. Whether it is interviewing war veterans or working with student scrapbooks at The W archives, here you will experience what working historians experience. Working in small classes and with one-on-one faculty contact, you will do history, not just study history.
The W's history major has the traditional goals of a liberal arts program: to help students to read, write, and think effectively and independently. History majors develop critical research, analysis, and communication skills that are widely applicable to a number of professions and careers. A history major is not only for those who want to become professional historians; many history majors become teachers, journalists, researchers, lawyers, just to name a few. Along with teacher certification, history majors may choose to get a public history concentration. The public history concentration prepares undergraduates for entry-level jobs in museums, archives, and fields related to historical tourism. The program allows students to pursue the following options:
Department of History, Political Science, & GeographyDr. Bridget PieschelInterim Chair
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1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439