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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.

You can also minor in History. 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.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I may be biased, but the ASU History Department is the greatest!!! Even non-history majors thoroughly enjoy their history classes.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Kinsey Barnett</strong>, Class of 2021, History/Political Science</p> </blockquote>
  • <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>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “All of the history faculty love what they do, which fosters that same kind of love in their students.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Megg Dudley</strong>, Class of 2021</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “ASU pushed me to become a better student, which made me that much better at being a teacher.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Brian Gilbert</strong>, Class of 1998, B.A. in History</p> </blockquote>
Student listening and taking notes on a laptop during class.

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.

Map of Texas showing railroad lines for Texas and Southern Pacific

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