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Bachelor's Degree in History

The study of history provides us with a unique opportunity to learn from people and events from other times and places as we interpret the past and consider how to deal with contemporary issues.

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Bachelor's Degree in History

B.A. or B.S. in history; minor

History is the record of humankind’s accomplishments and failures, linking the past with the present. As an academic study, history is a source of rigorous intellectual conditioning involving disciplined thinking and training the mind to assess evidence and reach rational conclusions.


The K-State difference

K-State’s history program features a curriculum containing courses in both traditional and nontraditional fields.

Employers value history students’ communication and research skills, and their knowledge of social, political and cultural issues make them versatile individuals ripe for leadership. Many law and medical schools regard history as excellent preparation for their programs.

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Each semester, the history department sponsors guest speakers, special seminars and colloquia for students and faculty. The department is the institutional home of the renowned journal, Kansas History.


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