Department of History College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to the Department of History

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.


Department Events and News

"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.


For the latest faculty achievements please click here.


Follow and like us on Facebook! The UTRGV's Department of History and UTRGV's History Graduate Program have their own facebook sites.


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.