• Fulbright DDRA

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  • Dagbovie UDP

    Pero Dagbovie named University Distinguished Professor More>

  • Global History Major

    History has launched a new major in Global History! More>

  • African History Ranked #1

    US News & World Report ranks MSU History's Africa PhD program #1 More>

  • What America Ate

    History, Matrix, and the MSU Library launch the NEH-sponsored website What America Ate More>

  • Darlene Clark Hine

    Welcome home, Darlene Clark Hine! 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>