At USU, history undergraduates have the opportunity work alongside scholar-teachers on original research projects and learn the skills needed to thrive in a globalized world. About one-third of history graduates from USU go on to teaching, while two-thirds go into law, medicine, or business fields.
Undergraduates can earn either a BA, which requires proficiency in a foreign language, or a BS degree, which requires a significant amount of coursework in the College of Science. The department also supports the History Teaching major and interdisciplinary programs including American Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Native American Studies, and Religious Studies. Students can also minor in Classics and history.
The USU Department of History has been recognized by the American Historical Association as one of 12 outstanding history departments in the United States and Canada, selected for its "brilliant teaching and leadership." Two of our faculty members have been recognized as Carnegie Professors of the Year. In 2012, the department was awarded the university’s top teaching honor.