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Department of History

Preserve the Past

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

As history continues to unfold, new documents are discovered and your own worldview changes, you will acquire a keen appreciation for the complexity of the discipline as you also develop your own ideas about the past. In the History Department, you will learn to think critically, defend your own viewpoint and write convincingly about history. You will also acquire real-world experience and skills by completing a hands-on internship in local museums or libraries and a senior thesis based on your own original research in local libraries and archives. 

KWU’s Department of History offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees, allowing students to major in History or History Education. In addition, the department offers three minors: History, Political Science and Social Studies Interdisciplinary. The latter two minors are provided in partnership with the Division of Behavioral Science and Human Services. Students interested in attending law school might also consider a History Major for their Bachelor of Arts Degree.

History Major options:

Pre-Professional Program:

  • Pre-law (with a History faculty advisor)

History Minor option

For more information, contact Dr. Mike Russell, professor and chair of the Department of History, or call 785-833-4358.

Liberal Studies and Elective courses being offered during the 2020-2021 school year: