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.
What are the program strengths?Our faculty includes nationally recognized scholars with a wide range of expertise who actively mentor our students and help them apply for graduate programs or career 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.
What sort of classes will I take?Along with required courses like Western Civilization, World History, and US History, you will be able to take classes like:
- Roman Republic
- African American History
- Social History of Crime
- Indie Rock from Punk to Post Modern
- Southern Labor History
- Modern East Asia