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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.

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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.

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

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Options to study at the master's and doctoral level with interest in 1) military history, 2) gender history, and 3) the history of science, technology, medicine and the environment.

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.