Department of History - The University of Tulsa
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Department of History

The study of history challenges the intellect, builds the imagination, and encourages critical thinking, providing students with the tools to better understand the human condition and live more meaningful lives. At our department, students benefit from small classes, typically ranging from 15 to 25 students, allowing for personalized attention from our faculty, who pride themselves on teaching excellence and availability. A history degree offers valuable preparation for careers in law, journalism, library and museum work, education, public service, and business, and is essential for roles requiring an understanding of domestic and international affairs. Many graduates also pursue careers in teaching and historical research.

Each year, the department honors outstanding history majors with the William A. Settle Award and the Bessie McAlpine Sullins Award, while the Kimberly S. Hanger Prize recognizes exceptional compositions.

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At TU, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.


    • Department Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.