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.
"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.
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