2018-2019 Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History and Government, B.S.

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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.

General Elective Courses: 6 hours

Choose 6 hours from any 3000- or 4000-level courses listed above or with BUSA, COMM, ECON, ENGL, PSYC, or SOCI prefixes or GLST 3700A - Global Experiential Learning , 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 .
  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.

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