Interpreting the Past for Tomorrow
The Department of History is one of the university's "centers of excellence"—offering a strong and diverse program for both undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty includes outstanding scholars in fields ranging from North America, Latin America, Europe, and the non-Western world. We invite you to tour our web site. The links to the left will take you to some of our special interests.
"With its impressive faculty and the South Caroliniana Library, the University of South Carolina has taken its place among the very best institutions in which to study southern history and culture. The appointments the Department has made over the past decade speak for themselves, and I strongly recommend the University to my graduating seniors at Berkeley."
—Leon Litwack, Pulitzer Prize winning historian
"The University of South Carolina Columbia is putting a new face on its history department... It is busily carving out a niche for itself as a leader in Southern and African American history."
—Chronicle of Higher Education
"The USC History program is a study in success."
—The State, ( Columbia, S.C.)
"It has added not just fine monograph writers... but also authors who reach a more general audience... What a varied feast these scholars will offer to graduate students in all the ways to practice history."
—William W. Freehling, Historically Speaking