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History Matters

Above Photo by Frans Van Heerden from Pexels

Historians are detectives who investigate the origins of humanity’s progress and problems. At A&M, you join a community of students and scholars intrigued by the kaleidoscope of human experience. Knowing that the past shapes the future, we are dedicated to illuminating how the planet evolved to today.

History shapes the student, too. The ability to form questions, root out evidence, identify patterns, distinguish cause from effect, draw provable conclusions, and write elegantly will distinguish you in any professional setting.  Thinking historically is a mental tool that gets sharper with use. It equips you for success in fields from public service to foreign service, business to government, law to journalism, philanthropy to teaching. Check out what our graduates are doing—and join us!


This image featured on our  homepage this month depicts Naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt collaborated to establish a system of National Parks throughout the United States. This photo shows the two conservationists at Yosemite in California. In 1944, Big Bend in Texas became part of the National Park System they created.