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Why earn a B.A. in History?
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Major in History
The B.A. in History degree at Clayton State becomes a teenager this year, turning 13 years old. Since the program's inception in Fall semester 2003, 170+ students have graduated. Our former students are now teaching high school or college-level history, working for historical agencies, museums and archives, practicing law, holding federal and state government jobs, managing businesses and providing financial advice, pursuing advanced degrees, and serving the communities in which they live. Our graduates have discovered the many different things you can do with a history degree, and they know firsthand how studying history gives you skills which you can take anywhere you want to go in life.
Students in Clayton State's undergraduate history major program have the unique opportunity of choosing from one of three different concentrations: Southern Studies, World Cultures, or Public History, or simply taking more upper division history courses. Our program is enriched and enhanced by the location of the Georgia Archives and the National Archives at Atlanta adjacent to campus. Clayton State students may choose an appropriate minor, such as Spanish or Philosophy or even Business or Computer Science. In this way, our history curriculum equips graduates with the knowledge and background required for either graduate study or perhaps direct entry into the world of work.
Clayton State students may also choose to major in History & Secondary Education, leading to certification in Grades 6-12. The degree program has been approved by the Board of Regents, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly known as NCATE).
The History program at Clayton State also includes a graduate concentration within the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, as well as courses in support of the Master of Arts in Teaching of History.
Program outcomes for history degree at Clayton State are:
Southern Studies, World Cultures, Public History,
General History Option or Minor in Other Discipline
"All colleges and universities sustained or in any manner supported by public funds shall give instruction in the history of the United States and the history of Georgia and in the essentials of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Georgia; and no undergraduate student in any college or university shall receive a certificate of graduation or a degree without successfully completing course work or previously passing a satisfactory examination on the same." Georgia Code Title 20-3-68
These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows: