Student Opportunities

Students investigate photos of the Charleston during the 1960s and 1970s.
Students investigate photos of Charleston's East Side neighborhood during the 1960s and 1970s.

The Department of History offers a wide range of opportunities for majors and minors. You can join a student organization, participate in faculty research, study abroad, and apply for awards and scholarships.






Get involved!

Make the most of your college experience with these research, networking, experiential learning, and funding opportunities.
  • Student-Faculty Research

    As a history major, you'll have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty mentors based on your specific interests. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program (URCA) and the Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grant support and fund scholarly research of undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. Previous student-faculty collaborations have produced jointly published research, historical site mapping projects, and fascinating podcasts.

    URCA & SURF Info
  • Internships

    The HIST 496 internship course counts for 3 credit hours and provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research topic in the context of an experiential learning situation. Check out our Internships page to learn more.

    Internship info
  • Awards and Scholarships

    We offer several scholarships to students studying history. If you’re a current student looking for scholarship information, check out the History Hub for details.

    Awards and Scholarships
  • Study Abroad with History

    The Department of History’s study abroad programs enhance history students’ learning experience. Destinations include Brazil, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Senegal, and Spain. These department-led programs afford students the opportunity to experience firsthand what remains of the places they’re learning about in the classroom. We even offer experiential learning grants to help cover the cost of program fees. Enrolled students can find out more on our History Department Hub.

    Study Abroad
  • Phi Alpha Theta

    Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, is a professional organization whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

    We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication in a variety of ways.

    Interested in becoming a member? Enrolled students should check out our History Hub for details.

    Phi Alpha Theta
  • History Club

    The History Club provides a forum for historical exploration and discourse to any student with an interest in the field of history. You don't have to be a major or minor to join.

    The club meets weekly for trips to historical sites, lectures, movie showings, and social gatherings designed to give students fun opportunities to meet fellow history scholars.

    Interested in joining? Follow us on Instagram and check out our History Hub.

    History Club