Texas Tech University

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The Department of History at Texas Tech University boasts an outstanding and diverse faculty with expertise in a wide range of specializations. The department is particularly strong in the areas of:

  • international politics and political culture
  • United States history with an emphasis on the U.S. in a global context

It is also strong in:

  • Texas history, the history of the American West and Southwest, and borderlands history
  • modern and early modern European history
  • world history

Additionally, the department maintains thematic strengths in:

  • history of race, imperialism, and national identity
  • foreign relations and war and society / military history
  • gender and sexuality history
  • history of memory, commemoration, and political culture
  • environmental history
  • business and technology history
  • religious history

For more detailed information about individual faculty teaching and research interests, click on Faculty Profiles and then select from the list.

The broad liberal arts foundation available through a major in history can cultivate those mental skills – particularly critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills – required for meaningful employment in many areas of the modern economic system. Studying history can also deepen students' understanding of the complex world in which they live and stimulate intellectual attitudes conducive to effective participation in contemporary society. A history student may consider a career in teaching within colleges, universities, or public or private schools; in various branches of municipal, state, or federal government; in park administration; in regional and local historical societies; in archives and records management; in museums; and in many areas of business and industry generally. Many students also use their undergraduate major in history as a preparation for advanced studies in such areas as law, medicine, and theology.

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View Faculty Profiles.