The purpose of WSU’s Department of History is to illuminate the forces that have shaped our world and to provide a historical perspective for the future. To accomplish those goals, the department offers a flexible program of study. While students may focus on a specific area of concentration, the program introduces them to a variety of classes that assures them a foundation for an integrated liberal education. Combined with courses in other disciplines, the history major prepares students for entrance into a wide variety of career opportunities, including business, government, law, journalism, teaching, communication and public affairs.

Teaching of History

Because Kansas Department of Education regulations governing the certification of secondary history teachers are very specific, students planning to be teachers of history should contact a secondary social studies advisor in the College of Education for program planning beyond the requirements of the history major.

Majors in History

Minors in History

Courses in History