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To understand our contemporary institutions, politics and culture, take a look at the past.

A small group of TCU students gather in front of an ornate fountain in a piazza.History fosters an understanding of the past, promotes critical inquiry, improves communication skills and develops an appreciation for cultural diversity in the global community.

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Sample Courses

  • The Roman Republic and Empire
  • U.S. Military History
  • Asian Civilization to 1700
  • Peace or Pause? Europe, 1919-1945
  • History of Science
  • Women in the Middle East
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Special Admission Requirements

Please visit the graduate program page for admission information and requirements.

What Sets Us Apart

Besides our commitment to academic excellence and exploration, the department of history aims to help you succeed after college. We host a class called “Make Your Major Work” that helps connect you with resources and builds practical skills for interviewing, preparing your resume, and selling your major to potential employers. The class is so successful that it boasts a 100% career placement rate for all of our students.

Career Prospects

History majors go on to do great things. Our alumni are employed at a variety of institutions and companies, including:

  • The U.S. State Department
  • The National Archives at Fort Worth
  • United Airlines
  • Amazon
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • City of Fort Worth
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • AT&T
  • The Boston Red Sox
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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