Why study history at the University of South Carolina
The diversity of our program ensures students gain broad, thoughtful perspectives on past and current events. Our world-class libraries provide a significant resource for research. The skills you gain through your studies here will give you a competitive edge in many areas of work and public service.
Students benefit from involved and caring professors, including several winners of the Mungo Teaching Award, the university’s highest recognition for outstanding instruction.
Our faculty are engaged in exciting research on numerous collaborative and interdisciplinary topics including religious art in Russia, the Black Plague, the history of hurricanes, Civil War memory, the occult in the Islamic world and ghosts in early modern Europe.
Research an area that matters to you and break new ground in the field of history. Undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History will gain experience with research through a senior thesis project and more, including access to archives and many community partnerships. Graduate students have several degree options in both History and Public History, including a Master’s or Ph.D. as well as a dual degree option with programs such as the College of Information and Communications.