Bachelor of Arts

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Program Information

Bachelor of Arts

College of Arts & Sciences

Languages, Literature, & Philosophy


Total Credit Hours: 124

Typical Completion: 4 Years, full-time

Cost per credit hour: $333

Full-time Tuition: $3,996/semester

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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 an history major, you will take classes such as:

  • Movies and American Society
  • Sexuality in American History
  • Rise of Islam
  • The World Wars and the Holocaust
  • Greco Roman History
  • Medieval Christianity
  • The Civil War and its Causes


Public History

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.

Secondary Education Track

Students who wish to teach history 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.

Career Outlook


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

Peyton History Scholarships

Mary Lou Peyton

The Mary Lou Peyton Scholarships provide history students with the resources to enhance their studies at The W through awards for tuition, study abroad, and internships. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming freshmen or transfer students. Awards of up to $10,000 per year help history majors with education-related expenses and are renewable for up to four years. Additionally, awards of up to $5,000 help history students with expenses related to study abroad and internship opportunities.

Peyton Scholarship