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Date: April 18

Time: 3PM

Place: Library 154

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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.

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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

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

Maryanne Andrus

Alumni Spotlight: Maryanne Andrus


After finishing her undergraduate degree in history at USU, Maryanne Andrus enrolled in a graduate program in American Studies with a dual emphasis in American folklore and museum studies. When she told her parents she was pursuing a degree that would ena

Norm Jones

Dr. Norm Jones named Teacher of the Year


Summarizing Dr. Norm Jones’ accomplishments is a difficult task. Since joining USU in 1978, he has taught large surveys, small upper-division courses, graduate seminars, and independent studies.

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