Department of History
The Department of History has a decades-long record of teaching excellence because teaching and mentoring students are our top priorities. The current faculty members have won dozens of teaching accolades including nine university and TAMU System teaching awards. If you are interested in taking classes from the most dynamic and engaged faculty on campus, professors who will not only make history come alive but who will take a personal interest in your success, you have come to the right place.
Our department maintains a scholarly agenda that compares favorably with the scholarship one would expect to see at major universities. Faculty members regularly present at professional conferences in the United States and overseas and hold positions in national and international organizations in their respective fields. Two members of the department are recent Fulbright scholars. In the past ten years the department has published numerous single-authored articles in academic and professional journals and no less than eight books. We believe scholarship and teaching excellence go hand in hand. Please check out our faculty link (in right frame) to find out more about us.
History is multi-disciplinary in nature. We encourage our students to take classes in a variety of subjects as they complete their degree programs. Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history are very flexible and can be customized to suit your individual interests. Whether you are interested in a career in teaching, working in a museum or archive, or in some other aspect of public history, or attending professional or graduate school, we have something to offer you and will do whatever it takes to get you there.
We have high expectations of ourselves and of our students. If you become one of us you will be challenged. But we will help you meet those challenges. Our students are among the most engaged on campus, and our graduates often go on to attend law school or enter MA and Ph.D. programs in history or other disciplines. Check out our success stories (link in right frame) to see what some of our recent graduates have achieved.
So take some time to explore who we are and what we have to offer you. You are always welcome to contact me or anyone in the department if you have any questions or comments. And remember, you cannot know who you are and where you going until you understand where you have already been. I look forward to speaking with you.
Byron Pearson, J.D., Ph.D.
Are you interested in our Public History program? We have Public History and Museum internships available. If you are interested, contact Dr. Steve Bogener, Public History Internship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Byron Pearson, Museum Internship Coordinator, at email@example.com. You will need to sign a contract before you begin work.
Here are some helpful links from the American Historical Association:
Careers for History Majors
Careers for History Graduate Students
History Doctoral Programs in the US and Canada
Directory of History Journals