Students of History at Young Harris College examine events from a cause-and-effect position, but they also come to understand individuals, groups, societies and nations from every angle. The faculty of the History Department at Young Harris College is dedicated to the study of how the world has been, while illuminating a fuller understanding of the world as it is.
YHC Creates Historic Careers
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in History degree are prepared to pursue a number of meaningful career paths, including:
- Teaching and Scholarship
- Graduate Programs (M.A; MAT; PhD; EdD)
- Private Research for Financial Institutions
- Public Research for Local, State or National Governments
- Public Administration and Policy Research
- Non-Profi t Agencies: Research and Archives
- Museum Programming and Archives
- Film Archives
- Cultural Resources Management
- Foreign Service
- Historic Preservation
- Writing, Editing, Publishing and Records Management
- Research and Development
- Communications and Community Relations
hISTORY MAJOR AND MINOR PROGRAMS
The Bachelor of Arts in History degree requires 120 total credit hours (56 General Education credits; 44 History credits; 20 additional credits). A minor degree in History requires 12 survey history credit hours plus nine upper-level history credit hours.
TEACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Students are able to add on initial certification while completing a bachelor's degree in history. In addition to the degree with certification program, a post-baccalaureate program is available for those already holding a bachelor's-level degree to pursue a certification area in history. These certifications may be completed in three semesters. Find out more about the Teacher Preparation Program at YHC.
For more information about the Department of History, contact Chair of the Department of History Dr. Thomas Stearns at (706) 379-5239 or by email.