Welcome to the History Department
We offer a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education, a Masters Degree in Public History, and a Minor in Geography.
Our History of Civilization and U.S. Survey courses are an important element of the UALR Core required of almost all students, helping them to improve their knowledge of the past and their skills at analytical thinking, coherent argument, and clarity of expression.
Upper-level courses on topics ranging from the Ancient World to Magic and the Occult, the Holocaust, History of Childhood, and Arkansas History, are the basis for the History major, but they are also popular with students in all disciplines.
The major in History/Secondary Education leads to B.A. and a license to teach Social Studies. A relatively new program, it now is an important focus of our efforts, and its students account for about a quarter of all history majors. We are proud of the fact that all the graduates have found jobs in teaching or gone on to graduate school.
Our Public History program trains graduate students to work in museums, archives, historical preservation programs and a variety of other public and private organizations. Its students have an excellent record of finding jobs at these institutions, including the Clinton Library located in Little Rock.