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History teaches students to understand past cultures and societies and to be engaged citizens. History students at OSU-Tulsa learn persuasive writing and critical thinking to evaluate problems and questions from multiple perspectives.

This degree plan is ideal for students seeking to continue to graduate or professional programs and can often allow a student to complete a second major or a minor without additional hours. Students can use the skills learned in this program to make an impact in the Tulsa area, including in government, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions or education.

Majoring in history gives students access to renowned faculty with an astounding range of expertise. OSU's established public history program features strengths in historic preservation, museum studies and digital history. The Jobs in History practicum course gives hands-on experience and real-world connections, in art museums, oral history programs, historical archives and others.

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Courses Include

*course availability varies by semester

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • History and Film
  • History of Medicine
  • History of the Second World War
  • The Medieval World
  • The Old South
  • Tudor-Stuart England

About OSU-Tulsa

As a metropolitan, urban-serving research university located in Tulsa's Greenwood District, OSU-Tulsa offers Oklahoma State University’s world-class programs in a downtown setting. OSU-Tulsa students graduate with the same OSU degree that students in Stillwater receive. 

Students generally transfer to OSU-Tulsa with an associate's degree or at least 45 credit hours from another institution. The majority of our students take their first two years at Tulsa Community College or another local two- or four-year school, but students have transferred to OSU-Tulsa from colleges and universities across the country.

OSU-Tulsa’s location adds to the value of that degree by giving our students access to the internship and volunteer opportunities, cultural attractions and social scene that come with an urban campus.

Since many of OSU-Tulsa's students are working adults, we offer class schedules, course formats and amenities to support their success. We also offer the convenience of Tulsa-based student services including:

How Much Will it Cost?

OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsa-area schools and online-only institutions.

OSU Tuition and Fees Estimator

Possible scholarship options for History majors include:

Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to learn more.

How Long will it Take?

Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly.

Credit Hours/Semester Semesters (est.)
6 10
9 7
12 5
15 4

Career Paths

  • Master's and doctoral programs
  • Law School
  • Business
  • Government
  • K-12 Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Museum Professionals
  • Historical Preservation
  • Legislative Bodies
  • Library Sciences

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

Potential Employers

  • Non-profit Agencies and Foundations
  • K-12 Schools
  • Businesses
  • News and Media Organizations
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Government

Graduate Study

Many History majors continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU-Tulsa or OSU in Stillwater include:

  • History, master’s and doctoral
  • Art History, master’s
  • Family and Community Services, master’s
  • Global Studies, master’s
  • School Library Media, graduate certificate and master’s
  • Social Foundations of Education, master’s and doctoral
  • School Administration, master’s and doctoral
  • Curriculum Studies, master’s and doctoral
  • College Student Development, master’s

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