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You can study everything from Texas, U.S. and Latin American history to military history, geography, historical preservation and the history of sports. You will also gain the communication, cultural and critical thinking skills that will prepare you for a wide variety of career fields, or go on to graduate or law school.


  • 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
  • Online
  • In Person
  • Hybrid (Online and In Person)
Our history degree will prepare you for a variety of careers like history teacher, social studies, lawyer and historian, or for graduate school.

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Around the Department

History explains how we got to where we are today. But studying history also has many more benefits. It prepares you for traditional careers like historian, archivist, museum worker and history teacher – but it also gives you a foundation of practical skills that are important in virtually every career field. Your ASU history degree can also lead to success in business, marketing, public relations and the military, as well as seminary and law school.

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study history.

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Historical Bonanza

ASU is a paradise for history buffs. Our award-winning West Texas Collection features extensive historical archives, and we have two new archive projects in the works that concentrate on World War II and the Vietnam War. The area around ASU is also full of historical sites, including native rock art and restored frontier forts.

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Internship Opportunities

Gain valuable experience as you conduct research projects with your professors, shadow local professionals and participate in our internship program. Our partners that offer internships include the ASU West Texas Collection, Historic Fort Concho, Historic Fort Chadbourne, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, and Downtown San Angelo Inc.

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Fantastic Faculty

Many of our history professors have won awards for their teaching and research, as well as their books and historical articles. They have also won several large grants to fund multiple historical lecture series that featured experts from across the country. You will be learning from the best!

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Holistic History

In addition to our history classes, you can advance your history knowledge through our online student history journal, The Santa Angela Review, and lecture series, the History Lecture Series and Lone Star Lecture Series. These opportunities are free and open to the public with an eye toward student engagement.