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