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Courses in the Department of History are intended to give the student a broad understanding of the evolution of civilizations, peoples, countries, and institutions, and an insight into the meaning of this evolution. Through small seminars and lectures, students learn to their full potential and conduct research with faculty mentors. A history degree allows students to focus on areas of interest and offers flexibility that makes it possible to complete a second major or a minor, often without additional total hours. Courses to expect for this major include History of the Present, Germany Since 1815, Modern Europe Since 1914, and Ancient Greece.

Career Options

A History education cultivates key analytical and writing skills that are valuable in virtually and profession. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • M.A. and Ph.D. programs
  • Law School
  • Business
  • Government
  • K-12 Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Museum Professionals
  • Historical Preservation
  • Non-Profit Agencies and Foundations
  • Legislative Bodies
  • Library Sciences

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.

BA - History


A History minor is ideal for students wishing to personalize their degree experience in an expansive way. Courses are designed to expand students’ knowledge on history of the past and present. Students may take additional courses that focus on American History, Women in American West, and Era of American Revolution.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The History Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Visit the Department

101 Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078