As an integral part of a liberal arts education, history courses introduce students to different historical eras, diverse cultures, famous and ordinary women and men, and a variety of geographical settings. Our courses challenge students to think critically, express themselves clearly, and become informed and responsible citizens in an increasingly interconnected world. Students majoring or minoring in history may become teachers or seek employment in business or government. History is an excellent background for those who wish later to go to law school or enter journalism.
"The Department of History is accepting applications for TA-ships. If you would like to apply, please fill out the TA Application Form and submit it to the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Megan Birk.
In September 2016, UTRGV will be hosting an International Symposium on Middle East Relations. Please click here to see the call for papers.
Megan Birk's "History of Food" class has been featured in an article in The Monitor.
Bonnie Lucero was interviewed by KRGV on US-Cuban relations.
The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail project of UTRGV’s Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program receives Texas Historical Commission (THC) award. Read full report here.
For the latest academic achievements of our faculty please click here.