Bachelors of Arts in HistoryWhat do you do with a degree in History? Almost anything you put your mind to.
Corporations and Medical Schools Seek History Majors
You might be surprised to know that corporations and medical schools are looking for history majors. According to published studies, many workplace leaders realize that they need what history majors have: the ability to think, analyze, and communicate.
History fuses scientific ways of collecting and documenting data with the art of evaluation and analysis and the ability to convey the results. With these skills history graduates are well situated to pursue careers in business and medicine; archives, museums, and historic preservation; and the more traditional paths of teaching, law, and politics.
Creative Programs and OpportunitiesThe History Department is here to help you develop those skills. Our faculty includes nationally recognized scholars with a wide range of expertise who actively mentor students and help them apply for graduate programs or professional opportunities. The Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society publishes its award-winning Vulcan Historical Review, a student-produced and written publication.
In addition to traditional academic courses, the department offers reenactment courses, study away opportunities, public history Internships in more than 20 museums and historic preservation venues in Birmingham and beyond, and honors programs. Students may also work with the Media Studies Program to create historic films or documentaries.