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What Can You Do With a History Degree?

Earning your history degree will give you career options in law, museums and archives, foreign relations, the military and many other fields. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in many history-related fields, and as teachers, lawyers and military officers.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Each history professor actively goes above and beyond to make connections with their students. I like staying after classes and chatting with my professors. They are very down-to-earth individuals.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Price Tarbet</strong>, Class of 2022, History</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My History Degree at Angelo State?

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Elite Speaker Programs

The Dr. Arnoldo De Leon Department of History hosts a variety of speaker programs throughout the year, bringing historians, researchers and historical authors to campus. ASU’s annual Holland-Harrell Foreign Affairs Speakers Program also invites former ambassadors to campus to provide students with a broader worldview and a look at potential career opportunities in the Foreign Service.

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Hands-On Learning

Gain practical experience through research opportunities with your professors and internships at regional historical sites and nonprofit agencies, including the ASU West Texas Collection, Historic Fort Concho, Historic Fort Chadbourne, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Downtown San Angelo Inc.

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Connect and Engage

Our students have multiple opportunities to engage in a fun community of teachers and scholars through our registered student organizations, the History Society and Phi Alpha Theta, as well as opportunities to attend conferences and participate in the Santa Angela Review student-edited journal. 


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.