The discipline of history represents a dialogue between the past and the present. Through the study and interpretation of the past the historian attempts to reconstruct and represent the course of human developments, thereby shedding light on current concerns. The student of history learns to look for information, interpret its meaning, and through a careful consideration of the sources, reach thoughtful and informed decisions.

History programs

Bachelor's Degree in History

  • Major in History (B.A.)
    • with specializations available in: liberal arts, pre-law and public history

Minors in History

  • History
  • Business Methods for Historians

Related Programs

View the Course Catalog for degree requirements and courses offered.
Why TLU?
A major in history provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of professions that require research, analysis, argumentation, and clear and thoughtful communication. The history department offers specialization in liberal arts, pre-law, and public history as well as minors in history and business methods for historians. Majors often pursue graduate work in history, in addition to other fields such as law, business administration, political science, communication, or theology. For more thoughts on the value of a history major and potential career paths, see: “What can I do with a history major?”
History Faculty
Rebecca Czuchry
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Director of African-American Studies
Dr. Czuchry's research focuses on 19th and 20th century race relations, with a particular emphasis on racial and gendered violence in the United States. In addition to both North American History courses, Dr. Czuchry teaches a variety of courses that deal with such topics as gender, slavery, genocide, African-American literature, and the History of Heavy Metal Music.
Dr. Czuchry is an avid cyclist who participates in numerous charity cycling events throughout the year including the Austin LIVESTRONG Challenge, the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, and the MS 150. She also enjoys spending time surfing, kayaking, and snow skiing.

Clayton Jewett
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. and M.A., The Catholic University of America; B.A. the University of Texas at Austin.

Angelika Sauer
Professor of History; M.A., University of Augsburg (Germany); M.A., Carleton University (Canada); Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada).
Dr. Sauer has lived, studied and taught in Germany, Canada and Australia. She has testified as an expert witness on immigrant security screening in a war crimes trial in the Federal Court of Canada. Her research has been in the areas of international relations and migration history of the 19th and 20th century. Among her most recent publications are two chapters in a book on migrants and migration in modern North America published by Duke University Press, and as essay on transnational strategies of 19th century feminists that was included in a book published in France. In her teaching, Dr. Sauer emphasizes issues of gender and ethnicity in a continental and global context.
In her spare time, Dr. Sauer enjoys taking care of several dogs and cats, and is involved with a local organization that works to improve conditions for pets in Seguin and Guadalupe County.