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History Major

BA in History
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

The Department of History offers a broad range of undergraduate courses in African, East Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and United States history, covering chronological periods from ancient to contemporary. Our faculty has special strengths in African-American history, business history, diplomatic history, environmental history, Latin America, medical history, medieval studies, Mexican-American history, military history, public history, social history, and women's history. Courses are taught in a variety of formats, ranging from large lectures to small, seminar- style courses emphasizing discussion. Some courses are also taught through Distance Education. In our commitment to developing students' critical thinking and writing skills, all classes include writing assignments, which might involve essay examinations, book reviews, or research papers. Those students who are interested in developing their research and writing skills further are encouraged to consider opportunities such as a senior Honors Thesis or an independent study with a faculty member.



A degree in History provides job opportunities as Archivists, Curators, Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers, Historians, Librarians, Private Practice Lawyers, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of History
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-3083

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