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College of Arts & Sciences

Investigate the problems of the present that are fundamentally rooted in the choices made by past peoples with a major in History.

History majors do not memorize names and dates. Instead, they are detectives, busily scrutinizing and actively interpreting the historical record for a deeper understanding as to why the world looks as it does and how our society might be improved.

History majors acquire the skills necessary to:

  • Communicate orally and through writing
  • Conduct thorough research
  • Assess evidence
  • Effectively present their findings

Choose Your Degree Program

In the History major, you will take courses specializing in many different cultures and time periods. This array of classes helps to familiarize you with human diversity.

There are two undergraduate degrees in History available at Texas A&M University: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.).


In today’s global economy, there is persistent demand for job candidates familiar with diverse cultures and points of view. History majors, who take courses specializing in countries and regions around the world, are ideally positioned to succeed in such a job market. This is particularly true of majors who take advantage of our department’s numerous opportunities for study abroad and foreign language instruction.

History majors acquire many practical skills that employers look for in job candidates. Historians go on to succeed in many fields, including:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Law enforcement
  • Public service
  • Consulting
  • Business

Teacher Certification

Some history majors may wish to pursue a career in education at the elementary, middle-, or high-school levels. We are proud to welcome and help train the future teachers of both Texas and the nation.

Students wishing to meet certification requirements to teach history or social studies in the secondary schools of Texas should contact the College of Education and Human Development for more complete information about the certification options available at Texas A&M University. To be eligible for these options, students must also consult with, and have approval of, their field advisor in the Department of History.