Professor Roberts, Chairperson; Professors Birdwell, Dollar, Driggers, Laningham; Associate Professors Hinton, Propes, Smith; Assistant Professors Banton, Akehinmi, Propes; Instructor Davis
The broad liberal arts curriculum of the History Department offers students a traditional education and preparation for many different professions. The content courses in history, for example, require students to think analytically, conduct research, and to communicate effectively both in written and oral forms. These are highly adaptable skills. The department assists each student by providing career guidance in a professional orientation course. The department provides excellent preparation for traditional graduate study, exemplified by TTU history majors who have earned advanced degrees at outstanding graduate schools. Department graduates have also found considerable success at some of the nation’s top law schools. Other graduates have secured careers in “Public History” (this includes work at museums, historical sites, state parks, battlefields, etc.) through not only coursework but our robust internship program.