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- The history faculty includes prolific authors with diverse specialties, including British history, the Vietnam War, Abraham Lincoln, the Early Hellenistic Period and the American Civil War.
- Academic advising is shared by members of the history faculty and is considered a core activity for the department.
- The history major is one of the most flexible at Clemson and can be tailored to complement your long-term career goals.
- 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.
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.