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The History program at Savannah State University

Program Description

The History Program at Savannah State University features a faculty of professional historians specializing in a wide range of fields. Drawing on this breadth and depth of expertise, the history program provides numerous history courses designed to meet the needs of students interested in studying the past. The program is divided up into six major historical fields: American; African American; Latin American; African; Asian; and European. The program also emphasizes local and public history, strengthening bonds with the community and connecting Savannah to the world.


Students in the History Program are taught to consider the past from various perspectives, to think critically, investigate complex problems, and express themselves both through the spoken and written word. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire a solid foundation of knowledge as it relates to the human past. Rigorous courses and internships led by experts in a variety of fields prepare graduates for careers as teachers, museum professionals, researchers, documentary filmmakers, historical interpreters, and beyond. Students also develop skills necessary for success in graduate school, on paths to become lawyers, professors, journalists, and public policy professionals. Ultimately, the History Program is dedicated to aiding students to better understand the world and their place in it – to learn about the past in order to build a better future.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

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