Montevallo offers both a major and a minor in History. History majors have several options from which to choose and may pursue either a B.A. or a B.S. degree. Students also have the option, after obtaining an undergraduate degree in History, to enter the Alternative Master’s Degree Program in Education, which confers an M.Ed.
Graduates from the History Program, having received a quality liberal arts education, are prepared to enjoy successful and gratifying careers in many fields. In fact, no other course of study provides students with the broad base of knowledge so necessary to be competitive in today’s global marketplace, whether your career goals include law, government service, theology, teaching, or business.
Why History at UM?
- Junior and senior level courses are taught in classes with limited numbers, promoting class discussion and individual attention.
- Emphasis is on communication, research and critical thinking skills.
- History program prepares students to be informed citizen leaders.
- Career opportunities in education, law and academia abound.
- Internship opportunities are available.
The History minor consists of 18 hours in history courses numbered 200 and above, including HIST 211, 212, and at least one course in non-American history.
Theta Iota Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta
UM’s Theta Iota Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society, has been recognized repeatedly as an outstanding chapter by the international organization. In addition to recognizing academic excellence in the field of History, Phi Alpha Theta offers occasions for students and faculty to socialize and share their work and ideas. The department, in conjunction with others on campus, provides opportunities for students to participate in staff rides, conference presentations, publications, internships, interdisciplinary and international studies. The History Program also offers an internship in History for up to six credit hours. See Dr. Ruth Truss for further details.