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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.

The journey to obtain your degree in History will be lined with intellectual growth. Throughout your studies you will learn about onceforgotten cultures, as well as the chain of events that shaped our modern world. Prepare to travel to other times and places, through research and discussion as well as studying abroad.

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Expert Faculty

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

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.

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.

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.

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Michael Schildberg

My favorite thing about my major is the ability to participate in engaged learning, as a freshman I was able to submit a paper and present it at a conference which is something unique to Florida Southern.

Chase Robinson

My favorite thing about being a history major is the professors. All the history professors are welcoming and approachable

Phillip Rodriguez

I love the history department for several reasons, but primarily because you can tell the professors have such a passion for their fields and want to help grow that same passion in you. Also, it is not the biggest department on campus in terms of students so its a close-knit community of students who all have the same interests.

Sage Martin

I love the feel of community and the uniqueness of the opportunities offered, like internships and getting to explore in-depth topics in Europe, Asia, and American History

Search for Answers to Questions About the Past

In HIS 3240 Introduction to Public History, you’ll be introduced to the disciplines of public history and practices in museums, archives, and other public and private institutions that collect, display, and interpret historical artifact. Case study will incorporate local sites and give you unique insights into preservation of buildings, cemeteries, and historic sites.

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Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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Featured History Faculty

Dr. James Denham
- Professor of History

My goal as a professor is to aid students in reading and thinking critically while developing an appreciation for the relevance of history to their daily lives. I encourage students to understand ‘cause and effect’ of historical events, as well as appreciate the ‘why important’ and the significance. Finally, I believe that active engagement through research, writing, and developing public presentations is essential to good teaching, and I enjoy sharing my projects with my students.

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Clubs and More

The history department sponsors the Art 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.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BS
  • Minor


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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