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The purpose of history isn’t merely to understand what happened.

As a history major at Florida Southern College, you’ll analyze and interpret past events in their contexts to discover why they occurred—all to better understand the present.

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Expert Faculty

Expert Faculty

Florida Southern College’s history faculty are award-winning authors, nationally known scholars, and researchers.

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Unique Campus Resources

You’ll have unique access to on-campus resources like the Center for Florida History, McKay Archives Center and the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame.

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Original Research

Conduct original research, often collaborating with faculty, and present your work at the annual meetings of the Conference of Florida Historians and Florida Historical Society.

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McKay Archives Center

Our close relationship with the Lawton M. Chiles Center for Florida History provides students with special hands-on opportunities working with historical collections.

Program Contact

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Dr. James M. Denham

Professor of History
863.680.4962

Secondary Education Certification Available for this Major

Secondary education certified teachers enjoy the options and versatility that come with being able to teach students in grades ranging from 6 through 12.

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Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Clubs and Organizations

The history department sponsors the History Club, a student organization that organizes an annual field trip as well as on-campus activities, like movie nights. The History Club also assists in hosting the Florida Lecture Series.

Graduate Opportunities

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