Undergraduate Program


 WSU scene from 1972
 Wichita State Students c. 1972
Courtesy Wichita State Universities,
Department of Special Collections

The study of history illuminates the forces that have shaped our world and to provide a historical perspective for the future. To accomplish those goals, the Department of History offers a flexible program of study. Students focus on a specific area of concentration, yet are introduced to a variety of classes that assures them a foundation for an integrated liberal education. Combined with courses in other disciplines, the History major prepares students for entrance into a wide variety of career opportunities including business, government, law, journalism, teaching, communications, and public affairs.

Back to Main Page


Majoring in History

A major in History requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours. Transfer students have to complete 15 hours of history at WSU.

All majors complete:

History 300 (Methodology)
History 698 (Historiography)

and 3 credit hours of:

History 100 (World Civilization Since 1500) or
History 101 (Western Civilization I) or
History 102 (Western Civilization II) or
History 103 (History of the World to 1500)
and 3 credit hours of:

History 131 (U.S. History to 1865) or
History 132 (U.S. History 1865-present)

and 3 credit hours at the 500 or 600 level in each of the following areas (for a total of 9 credit hours):

Ancient and Medieval History
Modern European History
American (including Latin American History)

and 12 additional credit hours (6 need to be upper-division (300 level and above).

A minor in History requires students to complete a total of 15 credit hours in History. Only 6 of those hours may be lower-division (100 or 200 level) courses. Students who complete the minor are limited to 3 credit hours of History 310.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Craig Torbenson



Back to Main Page