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History, BA


May 24, 2022

Bring History to Life

A history major at The W does much more than memorize dates and names. History evolves constantly. The W is unique in that its history classes are small, and cater to the students' specific needs and interests. With a 14-1 student/faculty ratio and class sizes at between 15-25 students, student know their faculty and work with them on an individual basis. History majors get opportunities to conduct independent research projects, complete internships, and study abroad, all potentially with the help of a Peyton scholarship.


As a history major, you will take classes such as:

  • Movies and American Society
  • Sexuality in American History
  • Rise of Islam
  • Greco Roman History
  • Medieval Christianity


Public History Concentration

If you are interested in helping the public better understand the historical significance of the world around them, then a history major with a concentration in public history might be just what you have been seeking. Public historians work in archives, museums, at national parks and monuments, and in historical tourism, where they develop and implement plans to share their particular historical resources with both academic researchers and the broader public.


Optional Teaching Certificate

Students who wish to teach history or social studies in middle school or high school can choose the teaching certificate track. You will take teacher training courses in addition to your subject classes. Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the state of Mississippi.


Median national salary for Historians according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals



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