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Are you fascinated by stories of the past?   When you study history, you immerse yourself in a series of ongoing debates about the world around you, how you got to where you are, and even who you are.  You will develop knowledge of diverse people and cultures while building valued critical thinking skills through examination of how the world has changed and continues to change. 

Student Research

William J. Durham: A Forgotten Civil Rights Pioneer

William J. Durham: A Forgotten Civil Rights Pioneer 

Clemon White

The Desegregation of Austin College

The Desegregation of Austin College

Jackson Mullis

The Edcouch Elsa Walkout of 1968

The Edcouch Elsa Walkout of 1968

Mariagisse Morales

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Along with superb research,

analysis, and writing skills, your four-year academic experience as a history student will strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a degree in history, upon graduation you will be prepared to:

  • communicate clear and evidence-based arguments to a range of audiences; 
  • demonstrate critical thinking, and analytical reasoning skills; and 
  • engage in original research to identify causes of change over time. 

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

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Our Professionalism and the Humanities (PATH) program helps you build career-ready skills, explore the real-world career paths of successful recent alumni, and incorporate project-based learning into your courses that allow you to work with community organizations, develop exhibitions, and learn about the publishing process. 

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