Program Requirements

About the major

A major in Southern Studies offers students the opportunity to gain a rigorous interdisciplinary perspective on the rich and varied culture and history of the American South. Students receive training in different disciplines, including Southern history and literature, learning in their senior year to integrate these discipline-specific approaches in a writing-intensive senior capstone experience in Southern Studies. The successful completion of the major, which requires 39 semester credit hours, leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

About the minor

A minor in Southern Studies consists of 15 semester credit hours.

Departmental honors

Students may attain honors in Southern Studies by:

  • Maintaining a minimum overall 3.50 grade point average
  • Achieving a minimum 3.50 grade point average in courses in the major
  • Successfully completing a senior research project at a level judged worthy of honors by the Southern Studies Committee