• History and Matrix receive $1.5M Mellon Foundation grant for database on the historic slave trade

    History & Matrix receive $1.5M Mellon Foundation grant for database on the historic slave trade More>

  • The Future of the Historical Record

    MSU Historians Win Major Grant to Explore the Future of the Historical Record More>

  • Fulbright DDRA

    Congratulations to graduate students Jodie Marshall and Akil Cornelius for Fulbright DDRA awards! More>

  • 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>


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

Upcoming Events

  1. Locus Mini-Symposium

    November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Department Meeting

    November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Department Meeting

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Perrin Selcer – Speaker Series

    February 15, 2019

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>