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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. 

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History students connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

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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Did you know?

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

What classes will I take in history?

Students may choose a geographical degree option — U.S., European or non-western history — or a thematic field option, including:

  • Military history and international relations
  • Science, technology, medicine and environment
  • Gender, women and sexuality
  • Religion
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Intellectual
  • Social and cultural

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How can I continue my education?

History (Minor)
History (M.A.)
History (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in history?

Many students become history professionals teaching secondary-level history, teaching or researching at a university, working at a historic preservation or museum, governmental research among other career paths:

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The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

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Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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