The Department of History & Philosophy offers three degrees: the Bachelor of Arts in History, the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, and the Bachelor of Science in History Education. In the History program, students select one of three concentrations: World History and Cultures; American History and Culture; and History of Ideas. Philosophy majors choose a concentration in Western Philosophy, Non-Western Philosophy, or Values. Each concentration includes complementary electives that students can tailor to suit their own interests. The History Education major leads to 6-12 teaching certification, with an emphasis on teaching at the secondary level. Students complete the equivalent of two majors, one in history and one in education. The department also offers Certificates in Public History and European Union Studies and minors in History and Philosophy.
History, History Education, and Philosophy students choose courses from among the nearly one hundred offered in our own department and from others across the university. But you will also find our students outside the classroom. Community engagement has become a hallmark of the department, with our students deeply engaged both locally and globally. They participate in study abroad programs all over the world; intern in regional archives, museums, and law firms; student teach in public schools across northwest Georgia; and lead community-based public history programs across the metro area.