College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

By studying diverse peoples, institutions, and cultures, you’ll learn how past events can help inform decisions about our future.


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • The Museum of Anthropology in Pullman houses the largest repository of archaeological artifacts from the interior Northwest 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty 
  • Study abroad and internship opportunities allow you to apply your knowledge and gain experience 


General History (Pullman | Vancouver | Tri-Cities | Global)

Pre-Law teaches you the historical evolution of law and the role of legal change in the formation of the social, political, and economic structure of the modern world. (Pullman)

History Teaching prepares you for teaching history and related fields in secondary education. (Pullman)

Social Studies Teaching prepares you for teaching a variety of social sciences in secondary education. (Pullman)


With a History degree, you can work in:  

  • Public history and cultural resource management 
  • Information and library sciences 
  • Teaching 
  • Curation and archiving 
  • Intelligence operations and government services 
  • Nonprofit agencies 
  • Business management and marketing 
  • Journalism, technical writing, and editing 
  • Legal careers

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options


  • Pullman
  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Vancouver
  • Tri-Cities

Master of Arts in History

  • Pullman
  • Vancouver


  • Pullman
  • Vancouver
  • Tri-Cities

Modern Asia

  • Pullman

Modern Global Issues

  • Pullman

War and Society

  • Pullman

Religious Studies

  • Pullman

History Teaching Certification

  • Pullman


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