Studying History at the University of Texas-Pan American
Department offers undergraduate majors in History and Social Studies Composite, as well as a minor in history. In addition, it offers courses for students seeking a second teaching field for teacher certification.
At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in History.
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 and Philosophy, in conjunction with the Departments of Modern Languages and Literature, Sociology, and Social Work, also offers a BA degree in Latin American Studies.
Beginning history majors are urged to take Civilization through the Centuries and American Heritage early in their academic careers. Well-prepared students are encouraged to establish credit in some of these beginning courses by passing advanced standing examinations.
The department also welcomes non-history majors who may wish to take courses in Mexican American Studies, Russian history, Women's Studies, or a wide assortment of courses in Latin American, American and European history.