History teaches you to understand past cultures and societies, and to be an engaged
citizen. You’ll learn persuasive writing and critical thinking to evaluate problems
and questions from multiple perspectives.
Why history at OSU?
Majoring in history at OSU gives you access to renowned faculty with a range of expertise.
Our program features strengths in historic preservation, museum studies and digital
history. Our Jobs in History practicum course gives hands-on experience and real-world
connections in art museums, oral history programs, historical archives and other areas.
A history education cultivates key analytical and writing skills that are valuable
in virtually any profession. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of
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"For me, it was really inspiring to learn about someone else's culture and
someone else's history... It can be exciting to look at ways in which people think."
- Jordan Stine Stillwater, Oklahoma
A history degree offers skills in written/oral communication, global knowledge, critical
thinking and civic engagement. History majors get focused, individualized attention
from the undergraduate advisor, with special resources to keep track of their degree
There are numerous courses available in American, Ancient, East Asian, Latin American,
Modern European, Medieval and Middle Eastern History and give students an opportunity
to learn more about other cultures and further develop their research and writing