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Dr. Davis in classroomHistory and Social Sciences Majors

Description of the Program

Educated in History, Political Science, Anthropology, or Public History, a person is trained to see the big picture, gather facts, and make a reasonable, articulate argument.

Major & Minor Options




History History Public History
History (Military History Concentration) Anthropology                                                                             
History Education Political Science  
Social Science Comprehensive Public History  


  • U.S., Latin American, European, and East Asian History
  • Political, Cultural, Women’s, Military, and Native American History
  • Cultural and Physical Anthropology
  • Government, Law, and Public Administration
  • Archaeological, Museum, and Archival Work

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Field Work at Ft. Tombecbe
  • Internships at Museums and Archives
  • Departmentally-sponsored Historical Field Study Opportunities
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary Society) Awards
  • Student Presentations as State-wide Phi Alpha Theta Conference
  • Departmentally-sponsored Outings

Career Preparation

Students in the Department of History and Social Sciences develop the skill sets necessary to see the big picture, focus on a specific point, and make a clear, rational argument. These are skills that are valued by all employers. Graduates from the Department have gone on to grad school, law school, and seminary as well as high school teaching. Our students work in Education, publishing, the law, finance, and veterinary medicine. What can you do with a History Degree? Anything you want to.

Contact Information:

Department of History and Social Sciences contact Prof. Richard Schellhammer at 205-652-3632 or by mail at the address below:

Richard Schellhammer
UWA Station 22
Livingston, AL 35470