2020-2021 Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

History and Government, B.S.

The major in History and Government prepares students for work in government, non-profit, and private sector organizations that deal with rural issues, such as Habitat for Humanity, the University of Georgia (UGA) extension service, the Southern Rural Development Center, Main Street programs, and others of similar nature; for work in museums and archives; or be ready to enter graduate school programs in areas such as historic preservation, global studies, journalism, law, and others. The History and Government major emphasizes critical thinking skills, encourages an appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, and develops a greater understanding of the issues particular to the rural environment to provide an avenue of self-knowledge, cultural understanding, and social responsibility.

Core Curriculum: Areas A-E (42 hours)

See ABAC Core Curriculum , using Area D Non-Science option .

Area F Courses: 18 hours

Choose 9 Hours from the Following:

Choose 9 hours from the following list of courses not taken in other areas of the core.

Required Courses for the Major: 12 hours

A minimum grade of C is required in these courses.

General Elective Courses: 12 hours

Minimum grade of C is required in these courses.

Choose 12 hours from any 3000- or 4000-level courses listed above or below or with COMM, ECON, EDUC, ENGL, PADM, PSYC, or SOCI prefixes and not previously used.

Total Hours Required for the Degree: 120 hours

Plus PHED 1100  and one PE activity course .


  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum  Area A1 , Area A2 , and Area D .
  • Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:
    • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions  for specifics),
    • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions  for specifics), and
    • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions  for specifics).
  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.
  • When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).
  • A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.