Bachelor's Degree in History

Department of History

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: History
Hours: 120 (126 with certification)

History B.A.chelor Degree

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Arts Degree in History allows you to discover trends and patterns as you explore historical development from pre-history to the present. This program will develop your skills in critical thinking, research, writing, argumentation and documentation.

Why Study History at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at Lamar University offers you several options in terms of focus and an end result: you may choose the B.A. in History as a standalone program, or you may opt to add six hours for history or social studies teacher certification.

This degree can be a stepping stone into your graduate degree. Areas of study for graduate studies include history, historic preservation, law or political science. 

Career Paths

You will graduate from this program with a sound foundation for a variety of careers and a range of job options including business analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, teacher and more.

Primary Careers

Historian, history teacher, social studies teacher

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Government
  • Business
  • Public service

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Political campaigns
  • Lobbying organizations

Meet the Faculty

boone.jpegRebecca Ard Boone, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor

Faculty Member NameJeff Forret, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate Program Director
mengerink250x250.jpegMark Mengerink, Ph.D.
Associate Professor