Program Description

As an AUM history major, you’ll cultivate a range of skills suitable for a variety of careers. You will also learn from one of the most academically accomplished history faculties in the Southeast; every full-time faculty member has published at least one book in his or her field, and all are active in the profession.

Studying in the shadow of the Confederacy and the Civil Rights Movement, you’ll gain an understanding of the cultural legacy you’ve inherited from both–and from the rest of the world, too. You’ll learn to research a problem, evaluate evidence, and persuade others to accept your conclusions-skills that will prepare you for graduate school or careers as a: 

  • Teacher
  • Historian
  • Archivist
  • Museum curator
  • Historical consultant
  • Writer, editor or journalist

The AUM Department of History collaborates with the Alabama Department of Archives and History to provide internships for history majors. Check out this list for the kinds of internships available for history majors.

Possible History Careers
Scholarships and Awards
History Advising Sheet

Points of Pride

  • The AUM History Department offers courses that cover the gamut of historical inquiry; by time (ancient to the present), by place (Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas), and by topic (Politics, Economics, Culture, and War).
  • AUM’s history students enjoy opportunities to earn scholarships and participate in a range of professional activities, most notably the AUM Historical Review, an annual journal written and edited entirely by history majors.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.

U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data
JobMedian Annual PayJob Growth through ​2024
HIgh School Teachers$60,3204%
Writers and Authors$62,1700%
Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers$48,4009%

For More Information

Department of History and World Languages & Cultures 
Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 348

Soaring Warhawks

  • Carl Whatley is the co-founder and general manager of Vitruvius Therapeutics, LLC.
  • John R. Roach served four years as a justice of the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas, sixteen years as a judge in Collin County, Texas, and was named 2008 Lone Star Prosecutor of the Year by the Texas District Attorneys Association.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the History major includes:

Course Subject Areas
Geography or Anthropology
Political Science
Foreign language
Two courses in fields other than European or United States history — choose from Latin America, Asia, Africa; European history; American history; Historiography (writing intensive); Historical methods (writing intensive)

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