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BA/BS in History

A BA or BS in History:

  • gives you necessary skills in critical thinking, research, and writing
  • prepares you for graduate programs in history or related fields
  • gives you a good foundation for a teaching certification in social studies

What Can You Do with a Degree in History?  A mini-guide from the American Historical Association

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BA/BS in Government

A BA or BS in Government:

  • prepares you for a career in politics, law, and public service
  • develops skills in critical thinking, research, leadership, and written and oral expression
  • prepares you for graduate work in political science, public administration and the law
  • allows you to choose an emphasis in either politics or legal studies

    Careers in Political Science- American Political Science Association's guide

Courses

Undergraduate Student News

Spring 2012 - Christina Wagoner, a history major, one of two recipients this year of the Honors Scholar Program’s Outstanding Capstone Award.  She was mentored by Dr. Lybeth Hodges.

Spring 2012 - Michael Garofalo, a student in history, presented the paper "A Noble Experiment: Prohibition and its Effect on Crime in America" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Christina Wagoner, a student in history, presented the paper "Unintelligible as any Dead Language!": The Blue Books and Language Status in Nineteenth-Centruy Wales" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Jillion Crawford-Becker, a student in history, presented the paper "In Flew Enza: Public Memory of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 in Pennsylvanie" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.  The paper wond the "Best Undergraduate Paper" award at the conference.  The prize includes an opportunity to write a book review for the Historian Phi Alpha Theta's nationa, peer-reviewed journal.

Spring 2012 - Elizabeth Farr, a student in history, presented the paper "Lamb of God and Huitzilpochtli: Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Sacrifice" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Kaitlyn Waynen, a student in history, presented the paper "The Exploration of Agency in the Life of Mary Jemison" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Rene Garofalo, a student in history, presented the paper "The Mislaid Generation and Liturature of the 1920s" at the Northeast and North Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 14, 2012.

Spring 2012 - Clarice Robinson, a student in government, has been selected for Teach for America.  She will teach in the Mississippi Delta during the next academic year.

Spring 2012 - Christina Wagoner, a student in history, presented her paper "The Welsh Not: The Blue Books & Their Effects on Welsh Language Education in the Nineteenth Century” at the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Masters Degree for Dual-Credit Teachers

Pursue a degree that qualifies you to teach dual credit in both history and government. More about Dual Credit (.pdf)

NEW Practicum Capstone option in Government Masters Program (.pdf)

NEW Public History option in History Masters Program  (.pdf)

H&G Newsletters

Fall 2013 Newsletter(.pdf)