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Learning in action
Our students learn both in and out of the classroom. A variety of internships, conference opportunities, local museum work, and oral history projects will allow you to work in the community as you build a portfolio of life-long skills. History courses will prepare you to write well, conduct sophisticated research, and synthesize information into coherent oral and written arguments. To enhance your classroom learning, you can belong to our student organizations, The League of Social Science and a national history honor society: Phi Alpha Theta – Alpha Xi Xi Chapter.

Why Minot State
Our history graduates meet with success in many fields. Some go on to graduate school in history and law, while many are educators in N.D. and beyond.

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Employment outlook
A history degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers including law, business, education, public history, and graduate study in history. Our graduates have excellent success finding teaching jobs, especially since the state of North Dakota defines history and social studies as a teach shortage field. History education majors can easily transition into a wide range of other careers, including law, business, education, public history, and graduate study in history.

Our college
The College of Arts & 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 prove the academic training and field experience you will need for your career.


Research & internship
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.
Class size
Minot State’s small classroom sizes allow you to experience valuable one-on-one interaction with professors and participate in practical collaboration with your classmates.
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.