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Department of History

The study of the past challenges the intellect, builds the imagination and encourages critical thinking. Students will earn a history degree with us and learn to comprehend the human condition and to acquire the tools to live a more worthwhile life.

Classes in the department are characteristically small (15 to 25 students), and the faculty takes particular pride in its record of teaching excellence and its availability to students.

Each year, the William A. Settle award and the Bessie McAlpine Sullins award are given to outstanding history majors and the Kimberly S. Hanger prize is given for outstanding compositions. A chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honorary organization, is established on campus.

The history major provides a valuable background for students considering careers in law, journalism, library and museum work, education, local, state, national and international public service and business. Students of history are essential wherever a knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs is required; some devote their lives to teaching and historical research.

Learning from the past

The study of the past challenges the intellect, builds the imagination, and encourages critical thinking. In The University of Tulsa's Department of History, you will learn to comprehend the human condition and acquire the tools to live a more worthwhile life.

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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.


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    Chapman Hall, 2nd floor
    The University of Tulsa
    800 South Tucker Drive
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104