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Department of History
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 344
Phone: 785-628-4248
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Academic Programs in History

The Department of History offers two undergraduate degrees, a minor in history, a certificate in Public History and several Master degree options.

Undergraduate Degrees in History

Bachelor of Arts in History Degree
The B.A. in History degree not only offers you a broad survey of US history, world civilization and historical research methodologies, but also 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 degree (On-Campus only).

Bachelor of Arts in History and Teacher Education Degree
Do you want to share your passion for history with future generations? The award-winning B.A. in History and Teacher Education degree combines in-depth history courses with the education courses you need to inspire the next generation in the classroom.

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

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

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

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. Juti Winchester

Graduate Study in History

Do you have graduate education in mind? FHSU 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 graduate studies at Fort Hays State University.

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