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Undergraduate Programs

College is a time for making decisions that affect the rest of your life. Not the least of these is the determination of a major. Some students have clear ideas of the course of their future professional life. However, most find the college experience to be one of self-discovery and are therefore reluctant or uncertain about making the kind of life-commitment implied in many majors. For those who remain uncommitted, nothing is a better option than a major in history, one of the most versatile available. Law, politics, education, journalism, government service, and even business are logical outcomes for the history major. It is a fact not often articulated, for instance, that businesses do most of their own training and search for those who have a good general liberal arts education augmented by the kinds of polished writing and critical thinking skills cultivated in a study of history.

As a student at Clark Atlanta University you are, by definition, a person with a heightened awareness of heritage. But are you attracted to the idea of fulfilling that interest with real knowledge? You want to know more about such pioneers and leaders like David Walker, Richard Allen, El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, John Hope, Charles Huston, Cleveland Sellers, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, and Martin Luther King? Are you fascinated by the struggle for justice and freedom? If so, the Department of History is the place for you. Not only does it include among its faculty and outstanding team of African and African American history specialists, but also it offers the opportunity to understand heritage in a world and national context. Find out the truth behind the legends and myths. Discover your time and place. Build your future upon the solid foundations of the past.

"The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know"- Harry Truman

All roads of knowledge lead to and from the discipline of history. A historian is an explorer of the human situation, who seeks new insights and deeper comprehension. Always recognizing the elusiveness of absolute truths, the historian is the quintessential intellectual who searches for the objective patterns and meaning of the chronicle of mankind. Does the quest for the perfection of your understanding excite you? Then consider history as your collegiate home.

Future professional success, heritage, the search for intellectual excellence, history offers it all. Think you might have what it takes? Check out the requirements below for a Bachelor of Arts in History. Then come by the Department of History at 26 McPheeters-Dennis Hall or call 404-880-8239 to find out more about beginning your future.

Bachelor Degree Information