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Department of History

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Explore the past with the Department of History and its strong, diverse program for undergraduate and graduate students. Our outstanding faculty teaches and publishes on areas around the globe. We are especially interested in the histories of slavery, the American South, race and civil rights, science and technology, the environment, culture, gender, and religion. 


Our faculty keep a full research schedule exploring topics like digitizing and analyzing historical papers, women's rights and family values in politics, and science, technology and the environment.


Our Faculty 

We couldn't be more proud of our outstanding faculty. As an undergraduate student, you'll be taught by engaged and caring faculty, including several who have won the University of South Carolina's top teaching award, the Mungo Award.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.