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Welcome to the History Department

Whether you are pursuing a career in history or are just passionate about the subject, our courses develop skills that prepare you to become a responsible citizen and to pursue your career. In addition to acquiring historical knowledge, you will learn how to interpret complex sources of information, think critically about the relationship between the past and the present and communicate your ideas effectively. In the process, you will gain an appreciation of the cultural diversity that shapes our world.

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History :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

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History (BA/BS)

Through this degree you will become trained in the discipline of history. You will gain knowledge of the human past, practice historical research and writing, and learn to analyze and interpret evidence and historical interpretations. This program is a good selection if you plan to pursue advanced degrees in history or a career in public history, historic preservation or government service.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Foreign language required for BA

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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History (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis

Through this degree you will become trained in the discipline of history. Students will gain knowledge of the human past, practice historical research and writing and learn to analyze and interpret evidence and historical interpretations. This program orients these skills toward the knowledge needed to teach history at the 7-12 grade levels.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Foreign language required for BA

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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History (MA/MS)

You will have the opportunity for advanced study in historical interpretation, historical theory and research methods. Earning your master’s degree in history opens doors in academia, nonprofit, education and government.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2-3 Years

Foreign Language

Foreign language required for the MA degree

Delivery Combination
Total Credit Hours

36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Public History Graduate Certificate

This certificate helps you develop specific skills related to public history. The practical, theoretical and analytical training provided in the certificate program will enhance your ability to compete for jobs in museums, historical societies, cultural resource centers, parks and historic preservation.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Teaching History Graduate Certificate

You can become a certified early college or dual credit instructor with our Teaching History graduate certificate. Local school districts continue to expand their offerings of early college and dual credit history courses. There is a growing need for qualified teachers who can meet this need.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas, Mesquite, Online
Duration

12-24 months

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

18 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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World History Graduate Certificate

Study historical themes, trends and transformations at the global level. This graduate certificate program provides you with training in global connections and cultures. You can complete the certificate independently or as part of your graduate degree.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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History :: Featured Alumni

Alumni Spotlight

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History :: Featured News

News Spotlights

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History :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Department

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History :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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