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History Undergraduate Programs

The history undergraduate programs expose students to a range of historical issues and problems, and develops the fundamental skills necessary to the practice of the historian’s craft. It allows a level of specialization that promotes an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in their interpretation.


The programs and courses in history at The University of Tulsa are an essential part of the humanities-based Tulsa Curriculum. Courses in history are taught in the General Curriculum under the rubric of Historical and Social Interpretation.

Members of the history faculty regularly offer First Seminars and Senior Seminars. History is a major component within the certificate programs offered in African American Studies, Classical Studies, International Studies, Legal Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Museum Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Degree Options


History, B.A.

Challenges the intellect, inspires the imagination, and stimulates analytical thinking and provides a valuable background for students considering a variety of careers.

History, Accelerated Master’s

Highly motivated students can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

History Minor

Non-majors interested in learning more about history are encouraged to add it to their degree program as a minor.

Related Programs


Classical Studies Certificate

Designed for the traditional and non-traditional student who wants to acquire a solid foundation in classical (Greco-Roman) civilization.

African American Studies Minor

Provides students with the opportunity to complement any major with foundation in the history, literature, and culture of Africans and African Americans.

Professional Opportunities

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Library and Museum Work
  • Education
  • Local, State, National, and International public service
  • Business