A major in History prepares one for a wide range of degrees. Many of our majors go on to teach at the K-12 level, and some pursue their MA and Ph.D. with the goal of becoming college professors. History degrees, however, do not simply suit one to teach others. They are, for instance, a top degree for those entering law school. Others use them as vehicles to gain work in museums, archives, and libraries. Moreover, many businesses seek out our graduates.

History degrees are so desirable because of the widely applicable skills they provide. With the study of the past comes an enhanced understanding of the present, better preparing graduates to thrive in a diverse world with its share of conflict. Just as important, our majors complete the program with important skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking, and analysis. It is no surprise that those with degrees in History thrive in a variety of careers!

Cost of Attendance & More

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What sets us apart?

Faculty by Specialty

Professors with specialties in military, southern, African American, supernatural, French, Polish, ancient Mediterranean, early American, and Native American history.


Other topics taught by our professors include the middle ages, contemporary America, Louisiana history, Atlantic world, ancient Egyptian texts, the Holocaust, and more.

Bachelors and Masters Degrees

Students need not cease their studies after getting their undergraduate degrees and can proceed with advanced study at ULM.

Internship opportunities with local historical organizations 

Our students frequently have opportunities to serve at a local synagogue and a museum.

Flexible degree that can be shaped by students' interest

The class requirements for the degree can be shaped around students’ interests and goals.

Opportunities to present research

Students will have several opportunities to present at ULM, around the state, and in regional and national venues

You’ve dedicated your college years to studying the past, and now it’s time to put your hard-earned skills to work in the present. Contrary to popular belief, jobs for history majors aren't limited to academiaBelow is a list of possible career opportunities:

- Teacher

- Lawyer

- Archivist

- Writer

- Business person

- Journalist

- Politician



The Bachelor of Arts in History is designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge that they can customize based on personal interest or in pursuit of career goals. Early in their career at ULM, they will take two introductory courses in U.S. History and two more in World Civilizations. They will then select three U.S. courses, three non-U.S. courses, and two open electives from either area. Each student will also complete a HIST 3099: Historians Craft as a junior capstone course.

Each of our majors completes the program with additional applicable skills, taking courses in world languages, political science, geography, and communication.  Finally, each student chooses a minor in a field they think will benefit them.


Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society allows students to interact like-minded peers while engaging in history-themed and service activities.

Students are eligible for scholarships open only to those with substantial hours in History.

Students can present the research during ULM’s annual research symposium and in a variety of other venues across the state and nation.

Learn more about financial aid options: https://www.ulm.edu/financialaid/

Learn more about scholarship opportunities: https://www.ulm.edu/scholarships/

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ULM history professor gives guest lecture at the University at Buffalo
ULM history professor gives guest lecture at the University at Buffalo
ULM Professor of History Christopher Blackburn, Ph.D. was recently invited by the University at Buffalo to present the annual C.K. Huang Lecture in Medical History. The lecture took place in the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection in the University at Buffalo's Ab...
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts hosts annual holiday art sale
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts hosts annual holiday art sale
The ULM Holiday Art Sale has been a wonderful addition to the Fall Semester for over 20 years. Every year the Honorary Art Society, Kappa Pi, hosts and facilitates a maker-themed art sale. This year's sale will run from Wednesday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 5 in B...
Carole Kilpatrick donates $100K to create endowed professorship in music
Carole Kilpatrick donates $100K to create endowed professorship in music
The ULM Foundation held a reception on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, to celebrate and recognize the continued generosity of the Kilpatrick family toward ULM. Mrs. Carole Kilpatrick presented a check for $100,000 to create the Carole E. Kilpatrick Endowed Professorship in Musi...