• James Cousins reading to a group

    Engaging courses

    Small classes with opportunities for independent research.

  • Peter Dobek

    Rich intellectual environment

    Graduate students have numerous opportunities for research and professional development.

History majors and minors are well positioned for the 21st century job market. As an historian-in-training at Western Michigan University, you will learn to ask questions that matter. You will become a proficient communicator and researcher. You will develop skills to gather information independently, think and respond critically, and make thoughtful and accurate judgments all while developing a broad historical knowledge. As a prospective teacher educator, you will also develop as a creative problem solver able to overcome obstacles, master any responsibility and lead with confidence.

The Department of History can help you achieve your professional goals!

Check out our undergraduate and graduate studies programs.  

Our graduate alumni can give you a taste of career paths after your M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history. 

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