Become an Engaged Citizen

Everything has a past. Studying history lets us see its relevance in the present. Learn what it means to think and interpret well by earning your bachelor's degree in History from A&M-Commerce. Study under faculty as they guide you to a deeper understanding of a diverse and global society. History not only increases your knowledge of the past but develops your critical reasoning and writing ability, skills that employers often look for. Earning your degree in History opens doors to further graduate work or careers in museums, archives, government, education, nonprofit and more. Take the next step and apply today!

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language Foreign language required for BA
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

History (BA/BS) :: Big Easy Links

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History (BA/BS) :: See Yourself Succeed

See Yourself Succeed with a bachelor’s Degree in History

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History (BA/BS) :: 1.5 Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

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What You Will Learn

A degree in history will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Engage in meaningful discussions with professors and peers
  • Develop skills in critical thinking, writing and historical interpretation
  • Deepen your understanding of the human experience
  • Participate in conferences and panel discussions
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History (BA/BS) :: 1.7 Careers – ProgramTemplate


Become an engaged citizen and respected employee. A degree in history prepares you for a variety of careers in public history, education, grant writing, nonprofit, government, marketing and communications, and more.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Archivist, Curator and Museum Worker
School and Career Counselor
Technical Writers

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, we encourage all students to pursue internship experience when available. These are just a few of the employers and organizations that offer opportunities to history students.

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History (BA/BS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

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History (BA/BS) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

Experience small classes that promote participation and dialogue. History faculty encourage students to contribute in discussions both inside and outside the classroom. Most courses are offered face-to-face in the fall and spring. Our flexible program lets you choose from a variety of electives, letting you study what interests you.

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History (BA/BS) :: 1.131 Student Organizations

Student Organizations

A&M-Commerce proudly hosts the Eta-Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honors Society for History. Phi Alpha Theta promotes research, teaching and publication to increase awareness and knowledge about history. The Eta-Beta chapter provides history students an academic community and professional development opportunities. The organization strives to bring our university’s students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges related to the field and profession of history. Learn more about membership requirements by contacting Dr. Mylynka Cardona, Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Advisor.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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