Think critically.
Speak confidently.
Be the leaders of our future.


History Programs

The past is the key to the future.

How did we get here? Where did that custom come from? Why did this turn out to be our present reality? When that curiosity drives you to link after link, you might just be a historian. These are important questions. Claim history as your calling, and you will gain skills needed in a wide range of professions.

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Why History at UTPB?



Over 1 million employed in history-related fields



Move easily to related work: education, law, etc.

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BA+MA in 5

Add your master’s for just 1 more year in school

Why should I study history?

Historians research the past, analyze it, and organize what they find in ways that non-historians can understand. You might work in a museum, or with any large organization that needs to track and understand its own history—for example, engineering firms, military units, and nonprofits.

A history degree from UT Permian Basin gives you the ability to think critically, write clearly, listen closely, read deeply, and speak confidently—skills applicable in history and related occupations.


What are my job prospects?

Our faculty and curriculum shapes students to be the leaders of our future by building traits that can be applied to any occupation including: 

  • Politicians
  • Journalists
  • Attorney
  • Educator
  • Librarians
  • Archivists
  • Writers and editors
  • Museum curators

What industry-specific skills will I learn?


The History program at UT Permian Basin serves a wide range of student aspirations, both professional and personal. You will be able to choose from History courses focused on the U.S., Europe, Asia, South Africa, sports, women, and Mexican American history. Students in the History program can also conduct research with faculty members.

Undergraduate Research

What if I want to teach?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many people with a history background become postsecondary teachers. Learn about the two pathways we offer for you to become certified to teach in Texas.


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