History Department

The history department uses the exploration of the past to provide students the intellectual tools to become informed, responsible citizens. With emphases on critical thinking and writing, the study of history prepares students for careers in education, the law, government, business, museums, archival preservation, and historical editing and publishing.

The department specializes in the fields of American, European, Asian, and African history and offers both bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a combined BA/MA fast-track program.



Daniel MaysSeptember History Student of the Month, Daniel Mays.

Hope Flores

6th Annual Student of the Year Award winner, Hope Flores.


The Western Literature Association selected Dr. Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr.'s latest book, The American Elsewhere: Adventure and Manliness in the Age of Expansion, second runner-up for the 2018 Thomas J. Lyon Award for the best book in Western American Literary and Cultural Studies.

Dr. Rebecca Boone's new book, Real Lives in the Sixteenth Century: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2018) is now published.