Bachelor of Arts in History

What 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 Opportunities

The Department of History 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.

Develop Your Mind

The department encourages you to examine and expand your intellectual interests and develop ways to serve the larger community.


We invite you to explore the site to learn who we are. Take a look at our courses and what you need to do to graduate. Get to know our faculty. Ask us questions. Once you're done, we hope to see you in the classroom next semester!