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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


Mary FIssell Mahan Lecture

Dr. David Messenger, USA Department of History
"The Memory of Civil Rights in Mobile"  


David Messenger

USA Archaeology Museum, April 10, 3:30pm 


Department of History Awards Reception, 5pm April 18
USA Archaeology Museum