History Department

The history department uses the exploration of the past to provide students the intellectual tools to become informed, responsible citizens. With emphases on critical thinking and writing, the study of history prepares students for careers in education, the law, government, business, museums, archival preservation, and historical editing and publishing.

The department specializes in the fields of American, European, and Asian history and offers both bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a combined BA/MA fast-track program.



Ednesha CookMay History Student of the Month, Ednesha Cook.

Zachary Defrancis

Zachary Defrancis wins the department's 2nd Annual Student of the Year honor.


History Department offers a
BA/MA Fast-Track
five-year degree progam.

Dr. Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr., edited the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record.

Dr. Rebecca Boone published her latest book, Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire, with Pickering and Chatto in 2014.