Degree Program Overview

The History Department at Sam Houston State University is one of the largest and fastest-growing on campus, due in part to its award-winning teachers and cutting-edge researchers. The BA and BS degrees in History offer students the chance to study the past, live the present, and prepare for the future.

The BA in History is available online and on campus. The BS in History is only available on campus. 

The BS degree is for pre-medical students only. For more information on the BS in History, contact the Office of Pre-Health Professional Advising.


Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in History are required to complete History coursework, a foreign language, and a minor. Teaching certification may also be attained with the BA degree. Students have a variety of areas and topics of study from which to choose, including US History, Latin American History, European History, World History, Military History, African American History, and more.


Those interested in a museum career have the option of developing an individualized, cooperative internship between the Department of History and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, located close to campus.

Careers in History

  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Curator
  • Archivist
  • Records Manager
  • Documentary Editor
  • Corporate Historian
  • Contract Historian

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

View the History BA BS brochure (.pdf)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15