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History (Bachelor of Arts)

Explore the Atlantic world, women and gender, medicine and science, war and society, transregional and global, digital history and culture. Learn the skillset of numerous professional and academic fields: research, analysis, writing, and global awareness. Take advantage of our unique region of the Waccamaw River and the Grand Strand, areas rich in the history and culture of Native American populations, European colonial settlements, Revolutionary War sites, plantation systems and slavery, Gullah Geechee people, agriculture, Civil Rights movements, international migrations, and modern tourism. The past has never been more present.

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Middle Grades Education Social Studies Minor

This minor is designed for Middle Level Education Major seeking licensure in Secondary (9-12 Grades) Social Studies. The minor gives a greater breadth of social studies knowledge, specifically in history and sociology. Combined with Middle Level Education program requirements, this minor provides coursework to prepare these majors to potentially add-on Secondary Social Studies.

See Brandon Palmer ( or Carolyn Dillian ( for more information about the minor. 

For a list of this minor's requirements click here


Military Science Minor

The Military Science minor is designed for students who are enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). The minor allows ROTC cadets to better understand the history of war and conflict, and the history of the U.S. military, in particular. Armed with such knowledge, military science minors will be better leaders and critical thinkers in today's military forces as well as in public- and private-sector careers. In an increasingly complex world fraught with tension, such historical perspective offers lessons and potential resolutions. The minor stands at 18 credit hours of coursework drawn from ROTC and history courses.

See Chad Hodkins ( or Brandon Palmer ( for more information about the minor.

For a list of this minor's requirements click here.


Southern Studies Minor 


The Southern Studies Minor at Coastal Carolina University teaches students about the American South. Because of the campus location, this is a relevant minor to all students who attend CCU. Students in this minor will explore the history of the South, including racial tensions, the Civil Rights movement, development, and more through historical examples, texts, and media.‌


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