A degree in history will give you the tools to understand the world, to add perspective to your knowledge of society and politics, and to improve your critical analytical and writing skills.
The following links provide detailed information about our program and courses, as well as, resources to help you succeed in your History classes.
Declaring a History Major: Student declaration of majors, minors will be inititated through the Program of Study Management (POSM) online. All changes to degree programs must still be approved by the the department. When the department receives your request you will be notified by email if additional action is necessary (i.e. face to face meeting with the Associate Chairman). You will receive a confirmation email when the process is complete and the change will then appear in your Academic Profile on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.
Many students at the College of Charleston complement their majors by completing one or more academic minors. Refer to the requirements for the History minor below:
- Catalog and course information for a minor in History
At least nine credit hours in the minor at the 200 level or above must be earned at the College of Charleston.
NOTE: All minors must have passed at least one 200-level course before taking a 300-level course and must have passed at least one 300-level course before taking a 400-level course. HIST 299, The Historian's Craft, is only required if the student chooses to enroll in the capstone research seminar (which is optional for minors). Any six upper-level courses, including at least one at the 300-level, regardless of geography or time-frame, will fulfill the minor.