A degree in History from Sul Ross teaches critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and effective oral, verbal, and written communication skills. Using academic research, education, and outreach, historians help preserve the past to remind us how we got to where we are today and to enhance our understanding of the world around us. Students choose from a variety of subjects to study such as culture, race, identity, gender and sexuality, labor and class, environmentalism, health and medicine, science and technology, migration and immigration, borderland studies, military history, geography, economics, comparative World histories, and much more. Through coursework and research, students gain an understanding of diverse cultures as well as how issues change over time and separate or unify societies. They also learn how to preserve and interpret history in the 21st century.
The Bachelor of Arts in History can be used as the basis for a teaching certification in history, a means for entering graduate studies in the field of history, or a pre-professional degree to enter studies in law, medicine, and many other professions.
Students at SRSU can also pursue a minor in History. A minor in History requires students to complete 18 semester credit hours of history courses, including six semester credit hours of advanced coursework.
Teacher certification in History is also available.
SRSU offers a Master of Arts degree in History, which offers education beyond formal classroom learning. Students on the way to becoming professional historians are encouraged to join and engage in professional organizations and present their research within and outside of the department. Graduate students have the option to either pursue a thesis or non-thesis option upon completion of their MA. Teaching assistantships are available for graduate students. Contact the department chair listed under the Faculty tab for more information.
Alpine Program Coordinator
Dr. Mark Saka