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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.  


Connect to History

Discover what it means to be a History major at Central.

History is the grand study of all of us, of all of our dreams and strivings, the stories of our struggles, of what brought us to this point in life. Discover the personal stories of Central students who have made history their passion and part of their higher education journey.


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.

Degree Sheet

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.


Career Opportunities

History majors have career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Public policy
  • Regional planning
  • City or town management
  • Legislative, executive, or judicial service

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.