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The History Program at Montevallo offers both a major and a minor in History for students. History majors have several options from which to choose. Students may pursue either a B.A. or B.S. degree. Students also have the option, after obtaining an undergraduate degree in History, to enter the Fifth Year Program in Education, which confers a master's degree.
Students majoring in History must take 36 hours of History courses, including:
HIST 101, 102, 211, 212, 310, and 491;
At least two non-American HIST courses numbered 300 and above;
12 credit hours of HIST 300- to 400-level electives.
HIST 101 and 102 are prerequisites for all upper-level History courses, and HIST 211 and/or 212 are prerequisites for many U.S. History electives. See course offerings for topics.
History students may be interested in the Pre-Law Minor.
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Scholarships available for History majors include:
The Lucille B. Griffith Scholarship which is awarded to enrolled students majoring in History or Political Science, who have exhibited promise in their studies, and have financial need.
The Janet Wilson Reid Scholarship is awarded to enrolled students majoring in History, of at least Junior standing.
The John B. Walters Scholarship is awarded to enrolled students majoring in a social science field (Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, History), of at least sophomore standing, with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to those preparing for careers in international relations.
Applications are available here or at the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The deadline is February 1 for the fall awards.
Graduates form 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, History is the major for you.
History courses at the University of Montevallo include the following:
The World Civilization classes are also offered at an Honors level.
** Special Topics in the past have included:
Other Items of Interest
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.
If you are interested in more information or have questions about the History Program at the University of Montevallo, please contact:
Jeter Building, Suite 1, Office B
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL 35115