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Welcome to the Department of Historical Studies!

The Department of Historical Studies at SIUE offers a vibrant curriculum in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Our undergraduate majors can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in history, certification to teach the Social Sciences at the secondary level, and certification in Museum Studies. All majors complete a senior capstone research thesis under the guidance of our faculty in a seminar setting with other majors. Students with degrees earned in history go on to teach at the secondary level, or pursue advanced training in history, law, or other fields. Students leave our program with a firm education in the liberal arts and have excellent communication and critical thinking skills.

Our Master's students complete a year-long curriculum in historiographical method and theory. SIUE also offers a PhD program in conjunction with its sister university in Carbondale. Our graduates take their solid foundation in history to acclaimed programs throughout the country.