The History major encourages flexibility by requiring a broad range of courses in the areas of liberal arts and the social sciences. The degree requirements enable you to consider minoring in:
- Business Management
- Behavioral Sciences
- or other areas
By strengthening students' information-gathering abilities, along with their organizational, analytical, research, and writing skills, the History major prepares graduates for various careers in academic, professional, and business fields. Students are also prepared for graduate study in the areas of liberal arts, social science, library, law, and the ministry.
Graduating in four years with a major in History is definitely possible!
What can someone do with a History Major?
Information and links provided by the American Historical Association.
The History major provides students with a strong background in U.S., Mexican, and European history.
The History major encourages flexibility by requiring a broad range of courses in the areas of liberal arts and the social sciences. The history degree requirements are such that students might consider minoring in areas such as Education, Communications, English, Business Management, or Behavioral Sciences. This flexibility allows students to formulate their degree program to satisfy their intellectual and career interests.
By strengthening the students' information-gathering abilities as well as their organizational, analytical, research, and writing skills, the history major prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers in academic, professional, and business fields such as teaching, governmental service, law, and resource management. In addition, a history major helps students prepare for graduate study in the areas of liberal arts, social science, library, law and the ministry.
History students have had successful internships at various organizations/agencies in Austin, including:
- the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, working with the photograph collection and preparing an exhibition
- the Austin History Center, organizing materials for researchers
- Texas Historical Commission working on historical markers
History students can take a semester-long internship for variable credit hours, depending on work hours available.
As a History major, you'll discover:
- Faculty with impressive academic and professional qualifications who love to teach.
- Smaller class sizes that allow - and require - student interaction in thoughtful discussions.
- A friendly community where you can make lifelong connections with classmates from a wide variety of backgrounds.
In the Classroom
The professors strive to find ways to ensure that you find your own place in history, can think historically, and make connections between past and present. They bring in guest speakers who allow you to see the usefulness of a History degree.