• David T. Bailey

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

  • Graduate Student Research

    Our graduate students travel the world conducting research. More>

  • Study Abroad

    Our undergraduates study abroad in the summers. More>

  • LEADR

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

Events

Feb
25
Thu
3:30 pm Spring Speaker Series- Gerry Cadava @ 255 Old Horticulture
Spring Speaker Series- Gerry Cadava @ 255 Old Horticulture
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring Speaker Series- Gerry Cadava @ 255 Old Horticulture
Dr. Geraldo Cadava Northwestern University, Department of History and Latina/o Studies Latin America and the Roots of Latino Conservatism Dr. Cadava is Associate Professor of History and Latina/o Studies at Northwestern University. His research focuses[...]
Mar
17
Thu
3:30 pm Spring Speaker Series- Nancy Sho... @ 255 Old Horticulture
Spring Speaker Series- Nancy Sho... @ 255 Old Horticulture
Mar 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 17. Professor Nancy Shoemaker University of Connecticut Professor Shoemaker’s research focuses on histories of indigenous peoples as well as maritime history. Her book publications include Native American Whalemen and the World: The Contingency[...]
Mar
21
Mon
3:00 pm Speaker Estelle Freedman @ 303 International Center
Speaker Estelle Freedman @ 303 International Center
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Professor Estelle Freedman Professor of History, Stanford University Professor Freedman’s research interests focus on the history of women and social reform, including feminism and prison reform, as well as the history of sexuality. Her newest[...]

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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>