Embrace the Past

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 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!

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Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

History students are typically interested in:

  • Historical research techniques
  • Archival document analysis
  • Cultural evolution studies
  • Global history perspectives
  • Historiography exploration
  • History of ideas
  • Oral history narratives
  • Museum curation
  • Social change dynamics
  • Comparative historical analysis

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In History

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Dedicated Faculty

Engage with exceptional faculty who will challenge your understanding of history. Our professors will teach you how to interpret the past and apply your knowledge to the present.

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Cultivate Your Imagination

Choose from a wide variety of electives that explore the human experience across space and time. From Food in World History to Urban Underworlds and African American History, you’ll find courses that interest you.

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Explore the Past at A&M-Commerce

The Special Collections at Water’s Library houses a wide assortment of archival records related to Northeast Texas. As a history student, you'll have access to these records for historical research.

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Career Readiness

Thinking critically and communicating effectively. That's what employers are looking for. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you the knowledge and resources for excelling in the workforce.

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Teachers matter. That's why we created a bachelor's degree that lets you experience the classroom firsthand. Whether you're interested in teaching at the middle or high school level, our program is designed with you in mind.

Faculty Spotlight

What You Will Learn

A degree in history will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Analyze historical events and trends
  • Gain proficiency in research methods
  • 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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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
Writer and Author

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

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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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.

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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