UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Arts in History

Upon successful completion of the BA in History, students will have attained a broad, critical, humanistic understanding of the world and our place in it, the ability to contextualize events in the present by distinguishing them from past times and places, and the ability to make informed decisions in the public sphere, as well as advanced interpretive and communication skills.

  • Experience reading closely, critically, and extensively
  • Ability to compile evidence
  • Experience advancing arguments and defending them with evidence
  • Recognition of nuance and contingency
  • Ability to critically evaluate arguments made orally and in writing
  • Understanding of legal traditions and other practices of power
  • Awareness of the opportunities and challenges of social diversity
  • Demonstrated competency in verbal and written communication
  • Practice editing and proofreading