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B.A. in History

History Program at UHD

The Bachelor of Arts in History at University of Houston-Downtown develops skills in writing, research, problem-solving and cultural sensitivity which prepare them for post-graduate study as well as professional success.

About the Program

The B.A. in History at UHD is a Major Opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the political, social, and commercial history of the United States and the world. Your coursework will be comprised of 120 credit hours and consist of such courses as:

  • Ethnic Minorities in American History
  • History of Mexico
  • The Vietnam War
  • 20th Century Russia
  • Middle Eastern History
  • Latin American History
  • Historical Methods
  • History of Religion

Why UHD?

The UHD history program has a team of award-winning faculty with specialized knowledge in a range of subjects including the histories of Spain, Mexico, Texas, Europe, the American legal system, the U.S. military, and minority rights.

UHD history program alumni have been accepted to prestigious and selective graduate programs, such as Duke University’s doctoral program. Others have become well-recognized teachers with innovative methods that inspire students and fellow faculty alike.


The study of history teaches a student critical thinking, detailed analysis, and effective communication. As a result, a bachelor’s degree in history from UHD provides broad training which attracts employers in law, business, education and public service, for example:

  • • Federal intelligence agencies
  • • Museums, parks, and historic sites
  • • Political campaigns and advocacy groups
  • • Research institutions
  • • Libraries
  • • National and local news networks
  • • Schools and universities
  • History Degree Coordinator
    Case, Theresa, Ph.D.

    History Degree Worksheet

    UHD Course Catalog

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