Department of History and Geography

Welcome to the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma. The dedicated faculty, who are engaged in various research specialties, teach dynamic and transformative courses examining the human experience and exploring the past, present, and future. 

We have four undergraduate Bachelor of Arts programs: Geography, History General, History Museum Studies, and History Education. In addition, we offer Master of Arts degrees in History General and History Museum Studies.

The department also provides other exciting opportunities to learn and have fun including student organizations, honor societies, internships, guest speakers, and study abroad courses.

We invite you to take a look at what the Department of History and Geography has to offer!


An Evening With Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson ThumbnailThe University of Central Oklahoma Laboratory of History Museum presents An Evening with Thomas Jefferson at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, in Ballroom C of the Nigh University Center.



Steven Edenbo has studied and portrayed Thomas Jefferson since 1999. In addition to continuing independent study, he researched Jefferson as a resident fellow at Monticello's International Center for Jefferson Studies in Charlottesville, Va. He appears regularly at such venues as The National Archives in Washington, D.C. and Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Steve has been featured on television as Mr. Jefferson in various History Channel & PBS documentaries, as well as in Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." He has shared Jefferson's life & legacy across the U.S. and in England.

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Graduate Program in History

The University of Central Oklahoma's graduate program in history offers two Master of Arts degrees: the M.A. in History and the M.A. in History-Museum Studies. Program offerings reflect the Department of History and Geography's commitment to the highest standards of research and writing, professional development, critical thinking and civic skills, and an awareness and understanding of diverse cultures. Fields of expertise include the histories of the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. A minimum of 33 credit hours is required for completion of the graduate degree.

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