Academic Programs

The Department of History offers two undergraduate degrees. One degree prepares you to become a secondary social studies teacher, while the other prepares you for a variety of careers and graduate programs.  Please consult the FHSU University Catalog Department of History for information on our degree programs.

Undergraduate Study in History
Bachelor of Arts in History
The B.A. in History not only offers you a broad survey of US history, world civilization and historical research methodologies, but allows you to delve deeply into specialized areas of study, such as the American West, Latin America and Russian history.

View a sample program of study for the BA in History (On-Campus Only).

Learn more about the undergraduate courses in history available at Fort Hays State University.

Bachelor of Arts in History and Teacher Education
Do you want to share your passion for history with future generations? The B.A. in History and Teacher Education combines in-depth history courses with the education courses you need to be an asset to any classroom.

View a sample program of study for the BA in History – Teacher Education program (On-Campus Only).

Learn more about the undergraduate courses in history available at Fort Hays State University.

Minor in History

If you like history but wish to choose another major on campus, consider earning a minor in history, which requires 21 hours of approved history courses

Certificate Program

One of the notable aspects of FHSU’s Department of History is the graduate program in public history, which focuses more specifically on museum, historical society and computer-based archiving.  As an undergraduate, you can earn a nine-hour certificate in public history in addition to your BA in History program, which gives you deeper insight into this growing field of history.

To learn more about the courses required for the Certificate in Public History contact Dr. Kim Perez.

Graduate Study in History

Do you have graduate education in mind? FHSU also offers a Master’s degree in history with four areas of concentration, two of which are available online. Participate in seminars and complete hands-on work for research papers as well as an apprenticeship in the program. You also have opportunities to present your research at professional history conferences and submit your research for publication. Find out more about our graduate students' research.

Learn more about the four areas of graduate study in history available at FHSU:

Learn more about admissions requirements or the Graduate Teaching Assistantships available for qualified students through the Department of History.

Feel free to contact us if you would like additional information, and be sure to visit the Graduate School for general information about graduates studies at Fort Hays State University.

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