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Courses in the Department of History give you a broad understanding of the evolution of civilizations, peoples, countries, and institutions, and an insight into that evolution's meaning. Through small seminars and lectures, you learn to your full potential and conduct research with faculty mentors. History faculty at OSU can assist your studies in a variety of fields, including American history—especially the history of the West, Native American history, and United States political history—and in African American, Ancient, East Asian, Latin American, Modern European, Medieval, and Middle Eastern history. Our department also has an established Public History program with particular strengths in historic preservation, museum studies, and a growing focus on digital history. The Edmon Low Library, located on the OSU-Stillwater campus, has holdings of more than 3.9 million volumes and documents, over 1.3 million electronic books, and over 40,000 journals and periodicals in electronic format in over 300 databases.

A history degree allows you 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 you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

BA - History
Option - Pre-Law
Option - Business Essentials


A History minor is ideal for you if you wish to personalize your degree experience in an expansive way. Courses are designed to expand your knowledge on history of the past and present. You 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 and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you 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