• Run for the Fund

    Join us by committing to race or by donating directly to the scholarship fund. More>

  • David T. Bailey

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

  • Our 2015/16 Undergraduate Award Winners

    Our 2015/16 Undergraduate Award Winners More>


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

  • Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History without American Indians

    Susan Sleeper-Smith's Why You Can't Teach History without American Indians More>

  • Graduate Student Research

    Our graduate students travel the world conducting research. More>

  • Soviet History Website

    17 MOMENTS IN SOVIET HISTORY, a multimedia archive of primary materials is back online. More>

  • NEH

    MSU History faculty research supported by the NEH. More>


8:00 am Run for the Bailey Fund
Run for the Bailey Fund
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am
Department members and friends are running in the Capital City River Run on Sep. 18 to raise money for the David Bailey Scholarship Fund.

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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>