“Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain always a child.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106 – 43 b.c.)
What is it?
“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 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 College students have recently transferred:
- Department of History and Political Science at Albany State University: https://mycampus.asurams.edu/web/school-history-and-political-science;jsessionid=35114B21DF33B8BFA282863175C68577.node1
- Department of History at Valdosta State: http://www.valdosta.edu/history/
- Department of History at Georgia State University: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwhis/
- Department of History at the University of Georgia: http://www.uga.edu/history/
- School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech: http://www.hts.gatech.edu/
- Department of History at Georgia Southern University: http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/history/
What can I do with it?
American Historical Association’s Careers for History Majors:
From the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook:
- Teachers Post-Secondary: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm
- Lawyers: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm
- Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos065.htm
Job Guides: 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/
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/jobs/
- American Association of Museums: http://www.aam-us.org/
- Museum Employment Research Center: http://www.museum-employment.com/
- American Historical Association: http://www.historians.org/index.cfm
- The Southern Historical Association: http://www.uga.edu/~sha/index.html
- Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society): http://web1.cas.usf.edu/PAT/
What Courses do I take?
- History Classes to take
- Please refer to the Darton College Catalog for descriptions of individual courses.
- Transfer of History Courses taken in another state (from 06-07 Catalog)
- Catalog Information (from 06-07 Catalog)