History Department

Welcome to the History Department home page. This site reviews useful information for those who will be taking courses in the History department of Galveston College, whether as majors or as students taking required or non-required courses.

What is the role of a History Major?

The purpose of an associate of arts degree in history is to prepare students for transfer into a bachelor’s degree history program at a four- year college or university. This program assists students who are planning careers as social science educators. Students successfully completing this program will understand the major social, economic and political issues affecting the development of the United States, Texas and Western Europe. Course work features classes in U.S. and Texas history, Western Civilization, government, English and other subjects for a total of 60 semester hours.

Department Faculty

Larry Blomstedt

History and Government Program
Coordinator; Associate Professor, History
A.A. Del Mar College
B.S. Texas State University
M.S. Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Theron Waddell

Professor, Government
B.S. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. University of Texas at Austin

Contact History Department

Larry Blomstedt, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator