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    Professor Liam Brockey played a consulting role on Martin Scorsese’s latest film More>

  • Graduate Student Research

    Our graduate students travel the world conducting research. More>

  • Darlene Clark Hine

    Welcome home, Darlene Clark Hine! More>

  • Fulbright DDRA

    Congratulations Sean McDaniel, Dave Glovsky & Joey Bradshaw for 2016-17 Fulbright DDRA awards! More>

  • David T. Bailey

    Michigan State University has lost one of the finest intellectuals in its history. More>

  • LEADR

    History's Lab for Education in and Advancement of Digital Research. More>

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Why Major in History?

History majors learn to think broadly, and they develop skills in critical analysis, research, and oral, written and digital communication. They grow as informed citizens. And they find the joy of making new discoveries and conquering great challenges. Knowledge and experience gained in History coursework enables our majors to excel in a wide variety of fields, such as education, law, government, international development, business, journalism, medicine, social work and much more. Make history! And do so with an eye toward the future. Become a major. More>