Missouri State University
History Department

History Undergraduate Program

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History Undergraduate Program

Why study history at Missouri State?

  • Our 19 faculty members have expertise in a wide variety of eras and areas. The blending of their research specialties and dedication to students creates a comprehensive program that provides you with both broad knowledge and excellent advising.
  • Through an emphasis on writing, research and critical thinking, our liberal arts approach prepares you for a variety of careers, including those in education, government and law, and lays the foundation for future education.
  • Our program is student-driven and future-focused, which results in the development of courses that prepare you for the unique demands of the history field.


Developing your research, writing and problem solving skills

The history degree at Missouri State University is a liberal arts program that focuses on developing a broad understanding of history, while building your research, writing and analytical skills. Through courses in U.S., world and geographic regional history, you will develop a broad, global perspective of the history of society. This flexible degree also allows you to tailor the program to your specific interests and goals through elective coursework and the addition of a minor.