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Studying History at Brewton-Parker College

Our history degree is designed to provide instruction and direction for a future in both graduate programs and professional careers. The program also offers teacher licensure for those interested in the education field.

History: Seeing Further

Reading History has been likened to unfolding a great “map of mankind”: in it we encounter civilization’s highest achievements and deepest tragedies, and, in so doing, we learn more about the potential and weaknesses that lie within ourselves and in society.  The study of History gives us the ability to navigate this awesome landscape successfully:

  • to think more sharply,
  • write more clearly,
  • interpret more carefully,
  • and judge more wisely. 

It teaches us to see further: beyond our horizons, and within ourselves.

Here at Brewton-Parker College, the History Department offers two “core” World Civilizations courses, and electives in US, European, and Non-Western history.  Please check below for courses currently being offered at our Mount Vernon Campus.

In an increasingly competitive job market, the analytical, communication, and research skills that History develops are valued in careers ranging from local and federal government and politics, to banking, civil service, journalism, industry and marketing.  History also provides discussion and essay skills vital for succeeding in graduate work in a wide field of subjects.  And for those who wish to pursue a career in History, there is an increasingly broad scope of job opportunities, such as:

Teaching Museum and Archive Work Architecture
Civic Restoration Heritage Projects Archaeology

Read the comments below from some of our recent graduates, on their career choices.

With a degree in History, or with History in your degree, you will be equipped with an unrivaled road-map to get you on your way, in the right direction—and to help you enjoy the journey.

Degree Programs Offered:

  • B.A. in History
  • Minor in History

Learn More About Our History Faculty:

Dr. Mary Waalkes
Dr. Ian Crowe

Mary Waalkes, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Waalkes' Page

Ian Crowe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Crowe's Page

Dr. Ron Melton

T. Ronald Melton, Ph.D.

Provost / Vice President of Academic Affairs

Professor of History

Dr. Melton's Page


Graduate Comments:

Leigh Anne Howard graduated in May 2009 as one of the College’s History majors.  In her senior year, she worked as an intern, and then an administrative assistant, for the Downtown Vidalia Association and Vidalia Main Street.  In a recent issue of the Toombs County Magazine, Leigh Anne writes:

My position as an intern for the DVA and Vidalia Main Street has helped me understand the jobs and duties that are available in the Historic Preservation field.  My goal after I leave BPC is to [enroll in the Historic Preservation program at Savannah College of Art and Design and] pursue a graduate certificate and later a Masters degree in Historic Preservation.  The job and life experience I have earned at DVA will also help me in any job field I may end up in.  While working here I have learned: how to interact with, and appreciate the functions of, a committee meeting; how to address questions from business owners and the public; the operation of a working office; and how to market a thriving economic center.

Toombs County Magazine, June 2009

With acknowledgment and thanks to ‘With You in Mind Publications’
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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM