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Department of History

Undergraduate Program

Degrees in History

The History Department offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in History which require 36 hours of coursework. We also offer History as part of a double major.

Students should begin by taking one of the survey sequences (World History, European History, or U.S. History) and HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Thinking. With sophomore standing, students can enroll in the wide range of upper-division courses (most are at the 300- or 500-level).

Toward the end of the major, students enroll in HIST 586: The Advanced Seminar in History. Both HIST 300 and 586 are smaller classes reserved for History majors only and require advisor permission.

The History Department also offers a minor at 21 hours http://www.k-state.edu/history/undergrad/minor.html.


A crucial component to successful completion of any major is Advising. All students are assigned to Kathy Lillich, a dedicated advisor for both History and Political Science. Her office is located in Calvin 117A and she takes walk-ins as well as appointments. The best way to make an appointment, especially during enrollment times, is to use the Student Success Collaborative, where you can login with your eID/password and make your own appointment with Kathy. Once you've logged in, click Schedule Appointment, and follow the pull down prompts for History advising. If you have a faculty advisor, you will need to contact him/her directly to make an appointment.

Advising season happens twice a year during enrollment time; the end of October through the middle of November and the end of March through the middle of April. History majors are required to schedule an appointment with their Department of History advisor before enrollment each semester and an email reminder will be sent out to all students.

The "advisor flag" on your KSIS account will not be lifted until you complete this appointment. Please feel free to contact the History Office at any time if you have questions about your advisor or the enrollment process.

To ensure that your appointment is as productive as possible, consult the current advising instructions.

Use these forms to prepare for your advising meeting
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**All files are in PDF format


How to Apply

K-State Undergraduate Admissions


Undergraduate Scholarships offered to history majors

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Internships in History

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