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Earning a degree in History from UT Permian Basin will allow you to pursue a wide range of professional and personal goals. History students learn to think critically, write clearly, listen closely, analyze rigorously, read deeply, and speak confidently.

Careers for History Majors

The skills you develop here will launch you into nearly any career you can imagine, including:

  • Teaching
  • Library science and archiving
  • Docents for historic sites, museums, and historical organizations
  • Business consulting
  • Journalism
  • Writing and editing
  • Multimedia production
  • Law
  • Government
  • Nonprofit management
  • Military

History Major: 36 credit hours

In addition to HIST 1301 and HIST 1302, students must complete at least one 2000-level, non-US course and at least one upper-level (3000 or 4000 level) in each of four groups:

  • American History to 1900
  • 20th Century American History
  • European History
  • World History.

Also, students must complete a 4000-level Senior Seminar or a 6000-level graduate course (with approval). Students must earn a “B-” grade or better in this capstone course.

History Minor: 18 credit hours

A history minor consists of 18 semester credit hours, 9 of which must be at the upper level. Students declaring history as a second teaching field must fulfill all requirements for the history major.

Professional Certification Preparation

Students who desire teacher certification should contact the School of Education at certification@utpb.edu or (432) 552-2121.

Download Degree Plan

View the complete BA in History degree plan.

[Degree Plan PDF]

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