History students enhance their critical abilities by examining original texts, acquiring research skills, learning to write, and analyzing social, political, economic, and cultural changes over time talents that will serve them well in any employment setting. Although most history students pursue careers in teaching, museum studies, and records management, they can also be found working successfully in medicine, the law, governmental service and business.
Knowledge of history is a key to the future. History is the foundation of virtually all academic disciplines because intellectual progress is based on a critique of traditional assumptions, dogmas, and paradigms. In a series of writing-intensive courses, students develop analytical, verbal, and cultural skills that can be applied to a variety of professional settings.
Students may be eligible for an Associates degree from Lone Star College System after their first two years of study. Please see your Lone Star College advisor to check the requirements or refer to your LSC-Catalog pages 76-77. A maximum of 66 hours may transfer from a community college. The Bachelor of Arts degree may be taken with an approved minor or may be done with no minor. The BA degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.
(For additional information see the History section of the Sam Houston State University catalog on-line)