Darton State College Social Science Division | History
What is it?
“Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain always a child.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106 – 43 b.c.)
“History” has been defined as the memory of the entire human race. As such, the study of history can be one of the most relevant and rewarding experiences in any academic program. History majors, in particular, encounter a wide variety of people, places and events in their exploration of the past. Along with the cultural enrichment this affords, history majors also develop analytical and communication skills that are essential in a variety of professional settings. While careers in historical research and education usually require advanced degrees, history majors are also found in business, communications, economics, law, public administration and many other fields.
Darton State College offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) in History. This program also provides the introductory courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in History, or a related discipline, at many four-year institutions.
The following are links to the history departments at some of the four-year institutions where Darton State College students have recently transferred:
- Department of History and Political Science at Albany State University (opens new window)
- Department of History at Valdosta State (opens new window)
- Department of History at Georgia State University (opens new window)
- Department of History at the University of Georgia (opens new window)
- School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech (opens new window)
- Department of History at Georgia Southern University (opens new window)
What can I do with it?
American Historical Association’s Careers for History Majors:
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook:
- Teachers Post-Secondary: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm (opens new window)
- Lawyers: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm (opens new window)
- Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos065.htm (opens new window)
Please note that many of these jobs require an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.)
- H-Net Job Guide for the Humanities and History: http://www.h-net.org/ (opens new window)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/jobs/ (opens new window)
- American Association of Museums: http://www.aam-us.org/ (opens new window)
- Museum Employment Research Center: http://www.museum-employment.com/ (opens new window)
- American Historical Association: http://www.historians.org/index.cfm (opens new window)
- The Southern Historical Association: http://www.uga.edu/~sha/index.html (opens new window)
- Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society): http://web1.cas.usf.edu/PAT/ (opens new window)