History is “what happened” — but as a 历史 major, you’ll learn to think critically about those events, sort fact from myth, and understand what the past can teach us about building a better future.



Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 


You’ll develop employer-valued skills in analytical thinking, communication and working across cultures. Writing, teaching, law, museum curation, international business and diplomacy, and government all draw on the skills you’ll develop.

Take courses about the civil rights movement. Wars of the 20th century. Chinese history. Radicals and reformers. Intern with an Austin museum, archive or research library. You’ll learn critical and creative thinking and the importance of becoming an engaged citizen and making your voice heard. Whatever your career path, as a 历史 major, you’ll understand the big picture.



  • 档案为得克萨斯州档案馆和图书馆佣金
  • 市律师
  • 研究生在博物馆研究艺术的乔治·华盛顿大学的主
  • 在美国富布赖特英语教学助理学生计划
  • 法律专业的学生在德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校和杜克大学的大学
  • 教为美国军团成员



St. Edward’s is the No. 8 Best Regional University in the West in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report college ranking. In honor of our ranking, we share the 首要原因成为hilltopper.


As a 历史 major, you’ll learn about particular places, cultures and eras of the past, but you’ll also learn research, analysis and communication skills and develop a strong sense of ethics about how information is used. At St. Edward’s, you’ll have multiple opportunities to get into the field and use Austin’s amazing archival resources to conduct your original research. 


介绍历史方法 and Senior 研究 Seminar both invite students to use local archives, such as those at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential 图书馆, the Briscoe Center for American History, the Texas State Archives and the Austin 历史 Center. In these classes, you’ll engage with materials produced by the people in the era you are studying. You’ll learn how to use original documents from this time period to inform your own historical projects.


As you discover which topics intrigue you most, you’ll have the chance to conduct research supervised by one of your professors to present at the St. Edward’s Symposium on 大学本科 研究 and Creative Expression or at a professional conference. 


By interning with an organization focused on the preservation and teaching of history, you’ll improve your research and organizational skills and get a firsthand look at the complex decisions that are part of historical interpretation. St. Edward’s students have recently interned at the following:

  • 德州历史委员会
  • 华盛顿中心实习计划
  • 得克萨斯州土地办公室
  • 德州军事力量博物馆