The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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


On 13 April 2017 the CHAPS was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives. It was praised "for its visionary approach to education.”


Check out the new Interdisciplinary Lecture and Engagement Series on Global Latin America.


Together with Lisa Fine, Amy Hay published an article on the Lead Poisoning in Flint. You can read the full article here.


Linda English is the new director of UTRGV's Gender and Women's Studies Program. Check out the program's website by clicking here.


For the latest academic achievements of our faculty 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.