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History, BA

Are you interested in learning how humanity has shaped the cultural, economic and political forces that impact our society today?

At Augusta University, the History program offers an experience like no other — one where the past is your lab and you can choose your own concentration so that your coursework fits your interests and employment goals. This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy prepares students for a variety of career options.

History, BA is for you if you consider yourself

Adventurous and Active
Analytical and Strategic

 

History Program

hap@augusta.edu

706-737-1709

What You'll Study

Coursework

Students can choose from three concentrations: a Bachelor of History degree, a Bachelor of History with a Concentration in Public History or a Bachelor of History with a Secondary Teacher Certification. Each teaches you to think rigorously, evaluate arguments and evidence, conduct historical research and write clearly and precisely.

Course List 

Focal Points

Concentrations

Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and a concentration in Public History

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/ba-history-public-history

Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and a Secondary Teacher Certification

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/ba-history-secondary-teacher-certification

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The capstone internship in the public history concentration prepares students to engage in the debates and discussions surrounding shared authority and the professionalization of local history.

The History Student Association brings history students together for monthly meetings and a variety of engaging events.

The Phi Alpha Theta honor society, a national organization with chapters throughout the world, encourages historical research and study, gives students valuable experience and cultivates important connections.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.

 

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

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Interested in teaching?

Secondary Education certificate available

If you are interested in working with students in grades 6-12, you might consider a certificate in Secondary Education in addition to your degree. Teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel must be certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to teach in elementary, middle, or secondary public schools.

Augusta University offers an opportunity to complete your teaching certification while earning your degree within specific programs of study. Once students have completed their coursework and passed their certification, they can add secondary teaching education to their list of career opportunities.

Your Future

Career Options

The skills and knowledge acquired by a history degree are sought after by employers in a wide range of careers, including teachers and educators, researchers, museum curators, information managers and authors.

Overall, job prospects are steady, with museum jobs growing far faster than average.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Concentrations allow you to chart your own course to reach the employment destination that matters to you.

Opportunities to engage with students and faculty outside the classroom help you further explore the issues and questions that inform our understanding of the past.

An historic campus with its own museum creates a living history and exposes you to issues of historical preservation and discovery.

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Over the course of the weekend, numerous alumni banquets for the university’s colleges, schools and organizations will be held throughout Augusta

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Artwork

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.