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The History program at Texas A&M University-Texarkana offers students the opportunity to study a variety of periods of history in order to gain specific knowledge of the topics in questions, but also to develop skills in analysis, communication, and problem-solving. 

Studying History engages students with the human past, encourages students to acquire insights into historic processes, and prepares majors for responsible democratic citizenship. Additionally, department faculty members hone students’ ability to analyze and think critically about historical works and issues, and they assist students with developing the professional skills necessary for expressing themselves clearly in writing.

Our History Faculty feature scholars offering courses and supervision across the depth and breadth of the human experience. They are also leaders in the field of History, presenting their work at conferences from the local through the international, writing for major historical journals, authoring scholarly monographs, and serving on editorial boards and committees for disciplinary organizations. Click here to see news articles regarding our faculty and students!

The bachelor’s degree program is designed to prepare students for lifelong learning as well as a wide variety of life paths, including post-graduate studies, teacher certification programs, professional schools, public service, and innumerable positions in the private sector. 

Students who are interested in teaching careers may pursue certification in three areas:


Initiatives and Programs:

Careers for History Majors:

A History degree prepares students for a wide variety of careers. These can include those that directly engage with historical phenomena, such as working in a museum, teaching History at the school or collegiate level, working as an archivist or librarian, or working in historic preservation. History majors are just as likely, however, to embark on careers that apply the skills gained through the degree, and thus History majors go on to work in government, work for private sector companies, or work for non-profits.

On the left-hand tab (or click here), you will notice a link for our History alumni, where you can see the careers and activities of our graduates. For a broader view of the prospects of History majors, you can peruse this list of famous History majors assembled by the University of Illinois: 

https://history.illinois.edu/resources/careers/famous-history-majors 

Interested?

Please contact the History Program Coordinator Dr. Craig M Nakashian at Craig.Nakashian@tamut.edu or 903.223.3136.

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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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