Educator Preparation: History or General Social Studies, Grades 6–12
Pre-Professional: Preparation for the professional study of law
Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog.
The programs of study in History are part of the Department of History and Political Science in the School of Arts and Humanities.
History in the Present
Huntingdon College has a strong reputation of preparing students well for graduate or professional study or for careers in the field of history, whether you plan to teach or to enter law school or another profession. Beyond classroom knowledge, there are many ways to be engaged in the study of history while at Huntingdon.
- Student teaching in secondary schools
- Hawks on the Hill internships in law offices, archives, state government, museums
- Travel and study during the junior or senior year
- Stallworth Lecture Series and other programs bring speakers and writers to campus
Montgomery, Alabama, is living history—central to the major cultural issues that have shaped human experience in America. Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama, where state government convenes and history is made daily. In addition, Huntingdon offers:
- Excellent placement rates into graduate and professional schools
- Flexibility to accommodate a second major
- Liberal arts core curriculum emphasis on critical thinking, ethics, and the Judeo-Christian perspective
- The Hobbs Honors Program
- Jeremy R.T. Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
- Donna Manson, Ph.D.
Jones Professor of History and Ethics
Chair, Department of History and Political Science
- John R. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Emeritus
Huntingdon history graduates have been accepted for graduate school or law school at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Emory University, Florida State University, Jacksonville State University, Tulane University, and the University of North Dakota, among myriad institutions. Many of Huntingdon’s history graduates are attorneys. One is a U.S. senator, while two others are a federal judge and a Florida judge. Because the history major develops a broad range of skills and knowledge base, alumni have entered virtually every career field.
“As a physician, I am continually grateful for the kind of education that I received at Huntingdon College as a History major. The practice of medicine is not limited to the memorization and application of scientific knowledge. More important, I believe, is the ability to examine and synthesize relevant information from a variety of sources. The careful, objective, and sometimes creative interpretation of this information, say when making a diagnosis, then leads to the best possible care for the patient. Being a History major gave me a firm foundation in these skills. On a more personal note, my undergraduate study of history has prepared me for a lifetime of further reading and learning by introducing me to essentially every aspect of human knowledge.”—Daniel T. Nevin, M.D., Class of 1998