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, Asian, and African history and offers both bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a combined BA/MA fast-track program.
The Mirabeau B. Lamar Center for the Study of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast is becoming a reality! The Lamar Center will promote the creation, preservation, and transmission of knowledge of Southeast Texas. The initiative was advanced by Dr. Mary Scheer, history department chair, and colleagues from across campus.
Dr. Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr., signed a contract to publish his latest, The American Elsewhere: Adventurism and Manliness in the Age of Expansion, with the University Press of Kansas.