If you are interested in a major that broadly prepares you to engage a changing world, consider history. Offering courses on such diverse topics as Greco-Roman history, the World Wars and the Holocaust, and Women in America, faculty aim to bring history to life by examining the connections between social, political, cultural and economic history and proving that the study of history is truly an interdisciplinary endeavor. Perhaps most impressive is the history program’s commitment to undergraduate research. All history majors engage in original research through the Capstone course offered in the senior year, which means that at MUW history majors gain a hands-on encounter with the past. Whether it is interviewing war veterans or working with documents in an archive, here you will experience what working historians experience. And you will do it with the help of the small classes and one-on-one contact with faculty for which MUW is known.
History senior Alicia Bowman works on her Capstone project at the Billups-Garth Archive, Columbus, MS.
MUW's history major has the traditional goals of a liberal arts program: to help students to read, write, and think effectively and independently. History majors develop critical research, analysis, and communication skills that are widely applicable to a number of professions and careers. A history major is not only for those who want to become professional historians. Many history majors become teachers, journalists, researchers, lawyers, just to name a few. A history major is the perfect program for students with broad interests and a curious mind. Consider the possibilities of a history major or minor!
The program allows students to pursue the following options:
- B.A. in history·(124 total degree hours required)
- B.A. in history with teacher certification in history & social studies (Class A) (124 total degree hours required)
- Minor in history (24 total degree hours requried)