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Department of History

The University of South Alabama Department of History helps students gain an ability to understand unfamiliar people and societies, read and think critically, and write with clarity and precision. With a dedicated faculty covering a diverse array of geographic and intellectual areas, as well as an expansive temporal depth, history majors will not only learn about the past, they will learn to create history.

What Can I Do With a Degree in History?

History majors at South follow many career paths with their degree. Graduates move on to teach students about the past, preserve historic buildings, create museum exhibits, or film documentaries. Others pursue careers in law, journalism and business. Workplaces need employees who can quickly digest large amounts of information, draw logical conclusions from it, and express themselves clearly orally and in writing.

Upcoming Events



Dr. Tracey Owens Patton, University of Wyoming 

"A Nation's Undesirables: Mixed Race Children and Whiteness in Post-Nazi Era Germany" 

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6pm, Marx Library Auditorium  


Annual Stallworth Lecture in Southern History 

Dr. Kari Frederickson, University of Alabama 

"The Bankhead Family of Alabama"   

Kari Frederickson

Wednesday October 23, 7pm 

Laidlaw Recital Hall, University of South Alabama