Texas State Legal Requirements in History: History 1301 and 1302 are the courses normally taken to satisfy the six semester hour requirement in United States History as specified in the state law. All courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be used to meet the Texas State Legal Requirement, but students must have Junior status or the permission of the instructor to take advanced courses (3000-4000 level) to fulfill the requirement. Students may also satisfy the Texas State Legal Requirement in History with History credit received through the CLEP program.
Phi Alpha Theta and Webb Historical Society: The History faculty sponsors a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society, and the Webb Historical Society, an organization for undergraduates interested in local history.
Volunteer Program with Fort Davis National Historic Site: Students majoring in history at Sul Ross State University can participate in a volunteer work study program at Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis, Texas. This program has led to careers in the National Park Service for History graduates. Students interested in this program should talk with the History faculty for further information.
Students may earn three semester credit hours in History through the courses offered as part of the History European Study-Travel Program. This program is offered during the summer in even numbered years and consists of on-campus study combined with three weeks of study in Europe. This program is offered in cooperation with the Art program at Sul Ross State University.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
(History Major with Secondary Teacher Certification) See Education section of university catalog for information on teacher certification in History. Option I and Option II.
Master of Arts Degree
Graduate students in history may earn a Master of Arts degree by selecting from two options: the thesis option or the non-thesis option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of course work in history, six semester credit hours of coursework outside history and six semester credit hours of course work of thesis credit. The non-thesis option requires 24 semester credit hours of course work in history and an additional 12 semester credit hours in a selected minor field. The minor field must be approved by the student's graduate advisor. Professional Secondary Certification is also available.
Minor in History
History is offered as a minor field of study at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete 18 semester credit hours of history courses, including six semester credit hours of advanced coursework, for a history minor.