• A Statement from Lisa M. Fine, Chair, Department of History, MSU

    Black Lives Matter: A statement from the Chair on our commitment to racial justice More>

  • 2019 Newsletter

    The Department of History's 2019 Newsletter is now available online! Check out what's new in the department. More>

  • States of Incarceration

    Dr. LaShawn Harris' debuts new exhibit panel for the Michigan History Center's National "States of Incarceration" Exhibit More>

  • 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>

  • Dagbovie UDP

    Pero Dagbovie named University Distinguished Professor More>

  • Global History Major

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


    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>