Department of History Mission Statement

Consistent with the missions of Louisiana Tech University and the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of History maintains a faculty composed of professionals who understand and value the interrelated goals of instruction, research, and community service.

In the tradition of liberal arts education, the Department of History is student-centered and is committed to teaching and advising. To this end, the department aims to:

  • Teach general and specialized history courses for undergraduate history majors and minors, graduate students, and all other students as determined by the General Education Requirement or by their own curricula.
  • Contribute to the expansion of historical knowledge and understanding through original research and publication.
  • Contribute to the diffusion of historical knowledge and understanding through public outreach programs and service to professional and community organizations.

Links of Interest:

American Foreign Policy Center

Phi Alpha Theta

Writing Center


Program Goals

Bachelor of Arts in History

Knowledge Domain

  • United States History
  • European History
  • Non-Western/"Non-Traditional" History

Master of Arts in History

Knowledge Domain

  • History
  • Historiography

Courses Offered

All students will develop and broaden their skills in critical, creative, and ethical thinking, communication, technology, and research. For more information follow the links to the specific program in which you are interested.