B.A. Degree with a Major in History

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About

History is the study of past events, people and eras. The discipline involves research, reading and writing, with an emphasis on interpreting and analyzing information. The history program at Valdosta State University is a good choice for students interested in the discipline who want to broaden their educational horizons and prepare for a number of careers or graduate school.

The VSYou Difference

Students in the history program at Valdosta State enjoy small upper-level classes and have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members, who are actively engaged in research and writing and regularly attend and present at national conferences. Students have numerous opportunities to strengthen their studies outside the classroom through organizations like Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society for history students, and by participating in internships at historical sites, museums and other discipline-related venues. The department offers numerous study abroad opportunities in which faculty and students travel to locales around the world to broaden their horizons and enrich their classroom experience.

What You'll Learn

The undergraduate history curriculum at Valdosta State spans time and covers all areas of the world, with a special focus on American history, Georgia history and the history of the southern region of the United States. Students also receive a strong foundation in the history of other regions of the world including South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. During the course of their studies, history students learn about major political and social developments in history, develop superior oral and written communication skills, and hone their critical analysis and historical interpretation skills. Outstanding students may qualify for the honors track.

 

Careers

  • Archivist
  • Community Relations Professional
  • Congressional Aide
  • Historian
  • Historic Site Professional
  • Information Manager
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Literary Agent
  • Litigation Support Staff Member
  • News Correspondent
  • Paralegal
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Publishing Executive
  • Records Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Social Services Administrator
  • Nonprofit Professional
  • Museum Specialist
  • Museum Professional
  • Lobbyist