Why Study History?

Why study history?

Why study history at ISU?

What career opportunities are available in history?

What options are offered by the history department?


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Why Study History?

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Why Study History at ISU?

At Indiana State University, you'll find small classes with professors to whom you'll always be a person, not just an ID number. Here at ISU, we try to help you learn skills you will need to make a success out of your college years. We welcome opportunities to work with you individually. Finally, but most importantly, we know that learning should be exciting and we try to make it that way for you. 

We offer you a wide variety of courses: 

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What Career Opportunities are Available in History?

A major in history provides excellent training in the skills you will need in many walks of life. You may wonder how writing papers about ancient Egypt can help you get a job in today's high-tech world. The fact is that some big business corporations actually prefer to hire history and other liberal arts graduates for management positions. Why? Because liberal arts majors learn intellectual and communication skills which can be applied to business. It is true that for certain careers, you will need further education above the bachelor's degree. In some cases, this might just be a course for two years, or (if you want to be a university professor) you might need a doctoral degree. In any case, the history major gives you a sound background for careers as varied as law, journalism, business, teaching, government service, writing, librarianship, publishing, historical research, public history, or museum work.

What Options are Offered by the History Department?

Teacher and StudentBesides the history major, we offer a public and applied history concentration, a history minor, and a history writing minor. We also actively cooperate with other departments in offering cross listed courses in African and African American studies, humanities, political science, woman's studies and Latin American/Latino studies.



Write for an application for admission or more information about scholarship opportunities to: 

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Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809.