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- The history major is one of the most flexible at Clemson and can be tailored to complement your long-term career goals.
- The history faculty includes prolific authors with diverse specialties, including British history, Vietnam War, Early Hellenistic Period, American Civil War and the Middle East.
- Hardin Hall is home for Clemson’s history students. Built in 1890, the building has been renovated twice, and now includes rooms built in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
- Academic advising is shared by members of the history faculty and is considered a core activity for the department.
With the stroke of a pen, a queen beheads her sister. By sitting down to order lunch, four young men ignite a national movement. In a speech lasting less than 20 minutes, a young president commits his nation to a 20-year effort to land a man on the moon. Understanding those acts — making sense of them later — is critical to understanding who we are and how we live now. The study of history at Clemson will enthrall you with its intensity and its adaptability to your long-term goals. Past graduates of the program have become lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers, freelance writers, photojournalists, technical writers, purchasing agents, political consultants, military officers, media specialists, airline pilots and sports writers.