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Know the past, understand the present
The study of the past teaches you to use evidence to explain historical change and make sense of the present. You’ll learn to write well, conduct sophisticated research, and synthesize information into coherent oral and written arguments. 

Learning in action
Our students learn in and out of the classroom. A variety of internships, conference opportunities, local museum work, and oral history projects place you in the community to build a portfolio of lifelong skills. You can also join our student-run League of Social Science or the Alpha Xi Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, historians earn a median pay of $64,540 per year.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your history degree

Research and internships
Research opportunities in history include the Digital Minot project as well as internships with organizations like the Ward County Historical Society and the North Dakota State Historical Society
Employment outlook
A history degree prepares you for a wide range of careers including law, business, education, public history, and graduate study in history.
Lifelong skills
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving you the knowledge, skills, and values to help you think critically and creatively. The history department features well-qualified faculty who are sought after for their scholarly expertise and contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you will need for your career
Experienced faculty
The history departments’s faculty, all experienced Ph.D.s, provide academic training and applied experience for your career and for life-long growth.

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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