History B.A. - Coastal Carolina University
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Through an expansive offering of exciting courses, our programs in History teach you the critical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. Our award-winning faculty have an impressive variety of specializations, such as the African diaspora; the history of medicine; public history; military history, and religious history. They also offer courses that focus on the historical developments of regions across the globe through the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, including the United States, Europe, Latin American, the Middle East, East Asia, and the Southern U.S.

The BA in History provides you with the expertise that employers most commonly expect in the college graduates they hire, including critical thinking, oral and written communications, digital technology, professionalism and work ethic, global and intercultural fluency, and the ability to synthesize meaning from a vast range of information. Because we begin cultivating these highly valued skills from day one, you will be able to articulate the skills, knowledge, and experiences you have mastered to succeed in your career goals

BA History

Minor History



Experiential Opportunities

Students dressed in Egyptian costumes in a Reacting to the Past history course.

Reacting to the Past

Prince Fellows presenting original research during poster presentations at IGGAD 2020.

Prince Fellows Program

Athenaeum Press students presenting at Community Launch

Athenaeum Press




Foundation Requirements
(3 Courses)

Introductory History Courses
1 Course in Pre-Modern History
1 Course in Modern History
1 Course in US History


HIST 250 - Historical Research and Writing

Major Requirements
(10 Courses)

Option 1
10 Courses at the 300-400 level (must include 2 courses in US, European, and World History)


Option 2
Take 5 courses each from 1 area and 1 thematic concentration
Area Concentration
United States

Thematic Concentration
Atlantic World
Sex, Gender, and the Body
War and Society

Senior Seminar
(1 Course)

HIST 498/499 - Senior Seminar/Senior Thesis

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Sample 4 Year Plan




A minor in history will provide you with a solid foundation in the numerous methods of historical inquiry and academic writing. A minor will sharpen your skills in conducting original research, investigating primary source documents, and making connections across geography and time.

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Program Faculty Spotlight

Priscilla Meyers

Katie Stringer Clary

Assistant Professor

Museum Studies: Museum Education, Administration, Disability, and Museum History; Public History, Ancient World

Jonathan Doe

Shari Orisich

Associate Professor

Latin American Culture, Sciences of Crime, Governance and Citizenship, Visual Culture, Class Identities, Gender and Feminism


Brian Nance


Early Modern Science and Medicine (1400-1800), Renaissance Europe, Reformation Europe, Tudor/Stuart Britain, and The Intellectual History of Early Modern Europe

Amanda Green
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Student and Alumni Work

  • Student sitting around traditional low table in Khazahstan with other students from around the globe.

    Hannah Hamelman (2018)

    travels from Kazakhstan to Georgia to Tajikistan on a US State Department Critical Languages Scholarship. Learn more about her history major prepared her for her global studies.

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Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Program Contact

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Chris Gunn
Chair, History
Brittain Hall 380

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