History B.A. - Coastal Carolina University
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History (B.A.)

Explore a diversity of topics like 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. The past has never been more present.

What You'll Study

  • As part of the B.A. in history program, you will be immersed in and learn about the 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.
  • You can also choose minors, including African Diaspora Studies, Cultural Heritage Studies (Undergraduate Certificate), or Military Science.
  • Award-winning and dedicated faculty members offer diverse and exciting courses, and engage in high-impact teaching through honors courses, independent studies, directed research, senior theses, and regular advising.

Sample Four Year Plan

Experiences Beyond the Classroom

History at CCU provides you hands-on experiences through various internships, archival research, digital projects, study-abroad programs, paper presentations, and local excursions.

History prepares students to launch a career in many areas. The study of history is important for government analysts, military leaders, lawyers, paralegals, journalists, teachers, museum educators, entrepreneurs, archivists, librarians, theologians, politicians, scientists, museum curators, historical interpreters, lobbyists, business people and many other professions. Our alumni have ended up as interpreters at historic sites; in graduate programs in city/regional planning, divinity, history, instructional technology, law, library and information science, student affairs, etc.; as educators in musuems and schools; and more.


Brandon Palmer
Chair, Department of History

Sheila Levi-Clutts
Administrative specialist

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