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Why study history?

A degree in history provides valuable research, writing, and critical thinking skills that prepare students for a variety of careers. Read more about how you can use a degree in history, and what our undergraduates and graduates have gone on to do.

Funding opportunities

The Department of History provides many resources to help undergraduate and graduate students fund their education. Click for more information on our scholarships, internships, student employment opportunities, travel awards, and annual writing awards. 

History department news

Carl Aldrich

Alumni Spotlight: Carl Aldrich


Carl Aldrich graduated from USU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Sociology.

Mackenzi Lee

Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzi Lee


Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven, who writes under the pseudonym Mackenzi Lee, graduated from USU in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in history. She is an author of The Monstrous Thing, which won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Aw

Phil Barlow

Phil Barlow announces retirement


Faculty member Philip L. Barlow, the Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, has announced he will retire in December.

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