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B.A. in History

Understand the relationship between people, events, cultures, places, and time.

History majors at the University of Mississippi take a range of courses across American and European history as well as history of other regions. They take at least one advanced research course where they utilize primary resources to address questions of historical importance.

Key Benefits

History majors develop a systematic understanding of social structures and institutions, as well as strong analytical skills, creative thinking, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Arch Dalrymple III $5 million dollar endowment provides a wide range of benefits to faculty and students in the department.

Graduate Outcomes

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares graduates to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people. Careers related to history include business, law, government, marketing, education, historical preservation, archives management, legislative research, documentary filmmaking, and many more.

Experiences Offered

All history majors take a seminar that introduces them to the research and writing techniques that are central to the historian's craft. Enrollment is limited to about a dozen, and all students write a research paper using primary sources that is related to the specific topic of the seminar.

B.A. in History Faculty

The faculty members within Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi have been trained at world-class institutions around the world. They have research and teaching strengths in the areas of American (with a special strength in Southern), European, African, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American history.

Mikaela Morgane Adams
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
Jesse Levis Cromwell
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Oliver J Dinius
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CROFT INSTITUTE AND CROFT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Chiarella Esposito
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Garrett Arthur Felber
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Lester Field
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Joshua First
CROFT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Shennette Monique Garrett-Scott
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Darren E Grem
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF UNITED STATES SOUTH HISTORY
April Holm
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Joshua H Howard
CROFT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Vivian Ibrahim
CROFT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Zachary K Guthrie
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Frances Courtney Kneupper
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Marc H Lerner
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Theresa Hilary Levitt
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Alex Lindgren-Gibson
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ARCH DALRYMPLE III DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Rebecca Katherine Marchiel
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
John R Neff
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Ted M Ownby
DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE AND WILLIAM F WINTER PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Eva Bernice Payne
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Paul Jonathan Polgar
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Jarod Heath Roll
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Charles K Ross
DIRECTOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Mohammed Bashir Salau
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Susan Gaunt Stearns
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez
DEAN OF THE SALLY MCDONNELL BARKSDALE HONORS COLLEGE AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Nicolas Trepanier
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MIDDLE EAST HISTORY
Anne S Twitty
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Jeffrey R Watt
COOK CHAIR AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Jessica C Wilkerson
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & SOUTHERN STUDIES
Noell Rebecca-Howell Wilson
CHAIR OF HISTORY AND CROFT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

A major in history for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours, which may include a maximum of three survey-level courses (100-level courses) and must include at least one advanced research course from Hst 494, 498, or 499. Of these 33 hours, students must take at least 6 hours in each of the department's three main focus areas: a) American history, b) European history, and c) histories of other regions. The Department of History website has the list of courses that meet these three areas. History majors should also take courses that reflect the chronological diversity of course offerings.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in History program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Robert Corbin

Robert (B.A. in history and sociology, 2013) wrote his honors thesis about Sicilian agriculture and the political economy of Italian unification, which set the course of his future specialization. After graduation he earned a M.A. in modern European history at Syracuse University. With support from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Robert researched Mussolini's agricultural programs in archives around the Po Valley of Italy. He is currently in the Ph.D. program at Columbia University where he will continue his research on the political economy of the Axis Alliance. Robert's goal is to teach collegiate history in Mississippi.

Why study history at UM?
"I cannot say it enough, the faculty are the best reason to come to UM to study history. They are a very diverse and a very talented group of people; they are a source of immense support for me. I credit the interest that they took in me as an undergraduate for many of the things that I have been able to accomplish thus far in my career."

Student Organizations

Join the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, a history honor society.