Academic Programs in the Department of History

Are you looking for a major that will give you skills sought after by employers in business and medicine; archives, museums, and historic preservation; or the more traditional paths of teaching, law, or politics? Many workplace leaders realize that they need what history majors have: the ability to think, analyze, and communicate. If this sounds interesting to you, then check out our undergraduate History program!

Are you an undergraduate student looking to excel? Do you want to make the most of your studies here at UAB through one-on-one mentoring with faculty and advanced research projects? Then look into our honors program and think about writing for the Vulcan Historical Review!

Or perhaps you're a graduate (recent or returning) who would like to teach at a high school, work in a museum or state archives, become a lawyer, or eventually earn a PhD. The graduate history program provides students an opportunity to work closely with faculty who are active research scholars in a wide variety of fields, and our students go on to diverse careers and further study toward their PhDs!