Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History (Social Studies Education) BA

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The study of history is intended to promote a responsible and informed citizenship, a heightened understanding of the human experience, and an appreciation of the achievements and variety of humankind. It also promotes career training. Indeed, the study of history is perhaps as valuable for the skills it helps to develop as for the information it imparts. History is an exacting discipline that fosters intellectual curiosity, analytical thought, research skills, ability to collect and analyze large amounts of data, clarity of expression, and disciplined work habits — qualities that are central to careers in academic, professional, public, business, government, non-profit, and service areas.

Surveys of history graduates indicate that history majors have built careers in a variety of professional areas. A large number are teachers at high schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities. Many are lawyers. A considerable number are stockbrokers, bankers, military officers, public servants, librarians and directors of libraries, archivists, museum professionals and even medical doctors. History majors can enter all these professions because their academic discipline fosters the writing, thinking, research, and analytical skills that make them marketable in a variety of professions.

History (Social Studies Education) BA Degree Requirements (122 hours)     

History (Social Studies Education) BA Semester Guide     

Availability: Hattiesburg Campus and Gulf Park Campus

Admission Requirements: See University Admission Policies  

Teacher Education Program Requirements: See Teacher Education Program Requirements  

Program Academic Policies and Requirements:

Study Abroad: The history program values international study and offers a variety of stimulating and academically challenging summer credit abroad courses in several foreign countries (HIS 495 , HIS 496 , HIS 497 HIS 498  and HIS 499 ). Students are encouraged to enroll in these programs and may apply up to 12 hours of credit toward major requirements (but no more than six hours of credit in any area of course concentration). To facilitate study abroad, the school annually (funds permitting) awards a scholarship to a deserving student for any Southern Miss summer abroad history course. Eligibility and application details are available through the School of Humanities.

Licensure: This program is designed to meet the licensure requirements of the State of Mississippi Department of Education. Students who plan to complete this program should consult the Teacher Education Program Requirements  for program admission, progression, and teacher candidacy requirements.

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