Discover the Past to Find Your Future

You can make an impact on the future by studying the past. Studying history at San Jacinto College provides a well-rounded understanding of humans and the effect that we have had on our world. This degree also offers an excellent foundation for those who wish to study law or political science. Get your start to understanding the past with an associate’s degree from San Jacinto College.

Career Opportunities

History graduates are also found in great numbers among high school and college teachers, public servants, historical preservationists, museum curators, archaeologists, archivists, corporate and government historians, researchers, and even those in the travel and tourism industry. Our curriculum is designed to help you easily transfer your credits to a four-year university degree program. From there, the places you can go are truly unlimited.

Students pursuing an education in history may choose from a variety of career paths, based on degree level.

Earning Potential

  • Attorney  $149,402*
  • Museum technician and conservator $42,694*
  • Reporter $36,646*

*Source:, 2016 annual median salaries for Gulf Coast region.


Contact Information

Yvonne Frear, Chair - Central Campus
281-998-6150 x 1708
Darla Rocha, Chair - North Campus
281-998-6150 x 7133
Dr. Dawn Eaton, Chair - South Campus
281-998-6150 x 3732