Department of History

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368

What Sets Us Apart

McMurry’s small, intimate environment gives students the kind of personal academic attention that is rarely found at larger schools while offering a surprisingly varied mix of intellectual challenges and collaboration. It’s this combination of connectedness with professors and peers and diversity of thought and background that distinguishes the McMurry history program.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in History

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, with 36 of those credits in history courses and 18 in courses of advanced study in history. A minor in another field of study is required for this degree. If you’re interested in teaching, consider a minor in Curriculum and Instruction.

Minor in History

You’ll complete at least 18 credit hours in history, including six hours in advanced history courses. The minor in History complements many areas of study, from communications and business to interdisciplinary studies and the arts.


Understanding the historical context of our nation and the world prepares you for excellence in many fields:

  • Government work
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Historical preservation
  • Law

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