The department of history at Missouri State University excels in undergraduate teaching. Students wishing to obtain an undergraduate degree in history may choose between the Bachelor of Arts (BA), and the Bachelor of Science (BS) programs. The department also offers a minor degree option. In addition, undergraduate students that meet the academic requirements may also enroll in the department's accelerated master's degree program.
With more than 20 members of faculty, the department is one of the largest in the state. Faculty members specialize in a variety of fields in both U.S. and world history. This means the department can offer a broad and diverse undergraduate curriculum. This allows students to cover a wide array of topics, ranging from the history of the Ozarks to the peoples and cultures of ancient Egypt, over the course of their undergraduate education.