History is a key component of a liberal arts education. The History program provides students the opportunity to study a broad range of themes and geographical areas. Students are encouraged to develop a broad knowledge of the human past, as well as an in-depth knowledge of areas and topics of special interest to them.
As a history major, you will be trained to formulate research of your own, under the direction of a faculty member, and you will be trained to complete that work on your own terms. You will hone your skills in written and oral articulation of your work. You will be given the opportunity to express yourself and will have the opportunity to formulate an historical question, assess the feasibility of the project and work it through from start to finish.
Phi Alpha Theta
Rho Lambda is the University of Central Oklahoma’s chapter of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Cultivating a tradition of excellence as citizen-scholars, students organize a variety of activities, including conference presentations, guest lecturers, movie nights, museum visits, community service projects, book sales and more.
History majors have career opportunities in the following areas:
- Public policy
- Regional planning
- City or town management
- Legislative, executive, or judicial service
View a career guide for History majors.
Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.
- Oklahoma Historical Society: Go to http://www.okhistory.org/ to explore Oklahoma history and their research center.
- Oklahoma History Center: Go to http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/index.php to learn about exhibits and forums.
- Oklahoma Museums and Historic Sites: To see a list of Oklahoma museums and historic sites go to http://www.okhistory.org/outreach/museums/index.html