Why Study Here?

The William P. Clements Department of History offers innovative undergraduate and graduate study.

The department has particular strengths in the history of the Southwest borderlands and the American West, American political history, the history of race in America, and early American history. Moreover, the department boasts topical and methodological expertise in global/comparative history, cultural history, digital humanities, and the history of gender.

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Internationally Recognized Faculty

SMU History Professor Paves a Digital Path to the Past
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Local and National Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate students have opportunities to be involved in faculty research and internships.
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Diverse Coursework

The department's courses include rich offerings in ethnic and women's studies and in the history and culture of the American Southwest.