The Bachelor of Arts in History degree prepares students to think critically beyond their immediate environment, learn research skills and the proper method of collecting data, develop historical arguments, and successfully communicate their conclusions.

Students will achieve a detailed understanding of the political, cultural, economic, and racial aspects found within American history, European history, and Latin American history. Through a study of Mississippi history, students will also find great insight into their local and state narratives.

History Course Curriculum

Related Careers

Traditionally, History students often find employment in the fields of education (secondary and college/university level), law, politics, state and federal government, journalism, historic preservation, national parks, ministry, international business, as well as civilian occupations within the military.


Toby Bates, Ph.D. portrait

Toby Bates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Phone: 601-484-0117
Fax: 601-484-0203
E-mail: tbates@meridian.msstate.edu