Your Future in History

Charleston Southern’s department of history and political science seeks to develop students’ skills in critical thinking, interdisciplinary research and oral and written communication through historical study and political investigation. Among many other options, the Bachelor of Arts in history degree at Charleston Southern University offers a wide selection of in-depth courses including studies of ancient Greece and Rome, the Old South, East Asia, the American military experience and modern Europe. As juniors, history students may also choose to earn academic credit for semester-long internships in local government offices, with law firms, or at a historic site, museum or archive.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Daniel Fultz

Daniel D. Fultz

Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

History: dive into the past to understand the future

A degree in history offers a chance to develop critical thinking and writing skills while exploring areas of individual interest with the help of a dedicated faculty advisor. Students have opportunities for experiential learning at diverse locations across the Lowcountry and academic credit for participation in off-campus studies completed in Washington, D.C., Italy and the United Kingdom.

As a History major, you’ll take courses like…

  • American Military History
  • The Young Republic
  • Renaissance and Reformation Europe
  • The Age of Discovery
  • Politics and Government in Africa
  • Middle Eastern History 

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Historic Site Interpreters
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Research Analyst
  • Archivist
  • Librarian 

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide variety of undergraduate academic majors to choose from including history, political science, English, music, communication studies, graphic design, criminal justice, psychology, sociology and Spanish. 

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Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

The facility includes classrooms and conference space, including the Drew Conference Center, which accommodates 200, and faculty offices for the College of Christian Studies and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Named for W. Floyd and Shirley Whitfield.

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Thurmond Center

The center houses the dining hall, Gold Room, a student lounge, the President’s Dining Room, the bookstore, offices for the dean of students, marketing and communication, development, business affairs, CSU online, a faculty suite of offices, the Career Center and the Student Success Center. A Chick-fil-A Express is located on the first floor. Named for J. Strom Thurmond.


Because of my professors’ knowledge and love for history, I was able to leave CSU with the best set of skills when it comes to interpreting history from a Christian worldview, as well as having a better understanding, passion and respect for the discipline. I truly could not thank them enough.

Stevi N. Johnson / history, ’17Graduate Student in History, Liberty University

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