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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History

B.A. in History with Secondary Teacher Certification

B.A. in History with Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification

Learn the research, analysis, information management and communication skills you need to thrive in any professional career, or to move on to graduate or law school.

Earning your ASU history degree will give you career options in law, museums and archives, foreign relations, the military and many other fields. You can also specialize your degree to be a history teacher or teach social studies in middle and high schools.

Minors in Mexican American Studies and Geography are also available.

Program Faculty

Our diverse faculty specialize in many different areas of history. You will have the chance to collaborate with them on research, and our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you deserve.

Several of our professors have been honored by the Texas Historical Commission, National Humanities Alliance and Central European History Society.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates enjoy successful careers in many history-related fields, and as teachers, lawyers and military officers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that growth in career opportunities for historians, archivists, curators, museum workers and history teachers will be faster than average through 2028.

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Our Courses

Gain practical experience in our award-winning West Texas Collection historical archives, through research opportunities with your professors, and by internships at regional historical sites and nonprofit agencies.

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