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History B.A.


What can I do with this major?

Related Career Titles Search for potential careers/jobs with these position titles

  • Museum Curator
  • Legal Assistant
  • Campaign Field Representative
  • Journalist
  • Activist
  • Community Supervision Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Tour Guide
  • Library Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Resource Specialist
  • Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Community Organizer
  • Law Clerk
  • Instructor
  • Resident Services Coordinator
  • Legal Advocate
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Employment Services Specialist
  • Academic Advisor
  • Program Tracking Specialist


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Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • Phi Alpha Theta – History Honor Society
  • Pre-Law Association (active UHD group)
  • Webb Historical Society (active UHD group)
  • Houston History Alliance
  • American Historical Association
  • World History Association

Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Master of Arts in Non-profit Management
  • Master of Laws or Juris Doctorate (Law School)*
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in English & American Literature*
  • Master of Arts in World Cultures & Literature*
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in History*


Community Partnerships

Research local organizations offering internships/field experiences to students pursuing a History degree.

  • Harris County
  • Bike Houston
  • ACLU of Texas
  • Houston Press
  • Osha Liang, LLP
  • Scenic Houston
  • HAWC
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Center for the Healing of Racism
  • Houston Municipal Courts Administration
  • Johnson Deluca Kurisky & Gould, PC
  • Dept. of Family & Protective Services
  • U.S. District Courts
  • Fort Bend Literacy Council
  • Houston Parks and Recreation
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Center for Houston’s Future
  • Harris County Sherriff's Office
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Public Defenders Offices
  • Yes Prep Public Schools
  • The City of Houston
  • Houston Public Library
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Baker & Patterson, LLP
  • HISD
  • CIA

What is Bachelors of Arts in History?

This degree prepares graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the political, social, and commercial history of the United States and the world. The study of history teaches students critical thinking, detailed analysis, and effective communication.

Students may elect to take a Secondary Education Concentration if they wish to pursue a career in teaching at the Junior High or High School level.