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Learn more about academic options in the department of history at K-State

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Explore career options in history

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.

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 department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and history as a part of a double major.

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Undergraduate minors provide students an opportunity to emphasize study in an area outside their major curriculum.

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The department of history welcomes applicants for graduate study at the master's and doctorate level with a variety of historical interests.


Security Studies Program

Explore the close relationship K-State has with the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth and find out what it takes to earn your master's or doctorate in security studies from K-State.


Ways to get involved

The department of history offers several student organizations such as Phi Alpha Theta and History Club that foster collaboration and expansion of the study of history.

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