Students on K-State campus

Department of History

Learning from people and events from other times and places while interpreting the past and considering how to deal with contemporary issues.

Calvin Hall - History Department home

About the department

Designed to be broad, the history major requires students to take classes that vary widely across time and place. Particular strengths and interest areas of the department are military, science, technology, medicine and environment, and gender history.

Learn more about history courses

Dec 11-22: Office staff is working remotely; Dec 25-Jan 1: University is closedJan 2-March 8: Office staff on maternity leave; the office will be closed March 11-15: Spring break; office staff working remotely  The office reopens on March 18, 2024

The History Office will be closed during Winter Break and the first part of the Spring 2024 semester:
Dec 11-22: Office staff is working remotely
Dec 25-Jan 1: University is closed
Jan 2-March 8: Office staff on maternity leave; the office will be closed
March 11-15: Spring break; office staff working remotely
The office reopens on March 18, 2024

The KSU History Department is now on Instagram! Check us out and follow us for the latest updates by scanning the QR code below, or by finding our handle - @kstatehistory or via this link.

KSU Dept of History on Instagram

 

K-State students on campus

The history department offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in history, both require 36 hours of courses.

Hale Library

Options to study at the master's and doctorate level with interest in military or gender history, as well as science, technology, medicine and environment history.

K-State students on campus

The history department at K-State offers several departmental scholarships for new, continuing and transfer students.

 

Guest speakers and seminars offered each semester for history students.
Share a love of history by joining organizations like Phi Alpha Theta and History Club.
A degree in history is regarded as excellent preparation for law and medical schools.

Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains

Each year, the K-State department of history and the Kansas Historical Foundation collaborate to produce this scholarly journal focusing on new Kansas research and western history.