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Translate Your Interest in History into a Career with a Bachelor of Arts from SC State

As an institution with more than 125 years of history, South Carolina State University is the perfect place to study the history of America, South Carolina and the world, especially the Civil Rights Era and the ongoing effort to secure those rights.

SC State’s History Program provides a solid liberal arts background. In addition to acquainting students with fundamental development in the human past. the program offers students the opportunity to develop skills in analysis, synthesis, research and critical thinking.

Living History

South Carolina State University is an HBCU that has operated since 1896 and has transformed over generations from a small teachers college to a four-year university with a variety of programs in the sciences, business and the humanities.

Our campus was the site a pivotal moment in American history. The Orangeburg Massacre occurred on SC State’s campus in 1968, in which three young men were killed and 28 protesters were wounded.

What Can I Do with a History Degree?

Graduates typically work in teaching, business, government, law and international relations. Many go on to law school and other graduate degree programs.

The program provides you the preparation to enter graduate studies or pursue professional degrees and careers in history, political science, sociology or politics and journalism.

Our graduates include civil rights pioneers, military generals and admirals, groundbreaking scientists, attorneys and judges – all of whom have made history in their own right starting on this very campus.

The SC State History Program has excellent faculty highly recognized for their scholarly pursuits. It offers small class sizes with a program length of four years. 

Along with a general Bachelor of Arts in History, SC State offers history students to delve into two specializations: African American Studies and International Studies.

What will you study?

Examples of courses in the history program include:

  • The African Diaspora.
  • History of South Carolina.
  • European History.
  • The African American Experience.
  • US Constitutional History.

History Concentrations

African-American Studies

African-American Studies

The History/African American Studies program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history of, culture, and contemporary situations of African Americans. It draws its unique insight of other social sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and criminal justice). 

South Carolina State University’s bachelor’s degree in History/African American Studies can offer you a career in teaching, business, politics and international relations.
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International Studies

International Studies

Have an interest in global dynamics? Want to know more about how the world’s cultures have developed? SC State’s Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in International Studies can meet your needs.
The History/International Studies Program offers you a view of the increasing internationalization of the world’s economic, political, social and cultural affairs.
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Student Organizations

Our department partners with student life organizations on campus. Those organizations include Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History, Asa Gordon Historical Society, and Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society.

Scholarship opportunities

  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • SC State University Foundation Scholarships
  • SC State Title II scholarship.
  • Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
  • Platt Family Essay Contest.
  • Colonial Ghosts Scholarship.
  • Boren Scholarships.
  • Michael T and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship.

Contact Us

Have questions about our History programs? Contact our team today, and we will guide you through our offerings.

Dr. Dior Konate
Program Coordinatror
(803) 536-7946
Nance Hall