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Welcome to the Department of History

Thank you for your interest in Oklahoma City University and our History Department. OCU is an outstanding university where both faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students.

OCU offers history courses that are relevant to understanding today’s complex world, unlike many larger universities that offer a limited number of history courses constructed around specific time-periods and nations. The diverse background of faculty in the department allows us to offer courses such as the History of the Iraq War, U.S. & European Women’s History, Memory Identity and Nation, and Native American studies.

In a world of globalizing economic markets and ever-expanding technologies, history provides students with vital research and communication skills. The ability to identify, synthesize, evaluate and communicate diverse information to diverse audiences sets historians apart from other disciplines. Our graduates have gone into successful careers in law, business, state and national archives, publishing, museums, and—yes—teaching.

All of us in the History Department are eager to answer any questions you might have about our program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the department.