Historians research, analyze and interpret the past to demonstrate change over time. Employment of historians is expected to grow by 11 percent from 2008 to 2018, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition"
History majors possess broad training in writing, analytical research and critical, coherent thinking, so their skills can be applied to many different occupations. They use many sources of information in their research, including government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films and unpublished manuscripts such as personal diaries and letters. Historians usually specialize in a country or region, a particular period or a particular field, such as social, intellectual, cultural, political, economic or diplomatic history. Many communicate their research and findings through books, articles or essays. Such occupations might include (but would not be limited to) government workers, nonprofit workers, public policy professionals and workers in cultural and social service organizations.
Program Fact Sheet
Degree and Graduation Requirements
Applicants must meet the university admissions requirements.
For a listing of recommended coursework, please see the GSU Transfer Guides.
Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.
Ellen Walsh (A-G)
Andrae Marak (H-M)
Division Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences
David Golland (N-Z)