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Innovations in History

Study the past. Thrive in the present. Prepare for the future.

In the A-State History Department, we are committed to helping all our students acquire broadly transferable skills in historical thinking, critical literacy, and self-expression. Our faculty maintain active research agendas and regularly present nationally and internationally. Students have opportunities to engage in high-impact educational experiences, not only in the classroom, but also through research projects, internships, and study abroad. The ability to think critically and creatively about past realities prepares students to do likewise about contemporary choices and future possibilities. Our programs prepare students to examine context and bias, create strong and persuasive narratives with evidence, and to be civically minded community members and strong investigative researchers.

Check out the American Historical Association's brochure: Careers for History Majors

A Myriad of Opportunities

A-State history students hone their skills through a wide variety of courses and assignments.

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Department of History Minors

All minors require 18 hours of coursework. Details are listed in the undergraduate catalog. For more information contact Dr. Justin Castro, jcastro@astate.edu


2022 Departmental Award Winners

Dept Scholarship Winners

Roger & Janna Lambert Scholarship 

Zane Brown

Fairy Gillespie Scholarship

William J. Johnson

Dr. C. Calvin Smith Scholarship

Jalen Crayton 

Cooper-Huitt Scholarship

Emily Brannon

C.K. and Linda McFarland Scholarship

Jeydon Riggs

Dennis Rousey Best Paper Awards

Best Practice of History Paper

Madison McLoy

Best Undergraduate Paper

Wendy Onek

Best Graduate Paper

Kyra Franks

Outstanding Student Awards

Outstanding BSE Social Science Student

Kaylee Crain

 Outstanding BA History Student

Kathrine Davis

Outstanding Graduate Student
(Dr. John Galloway Award) 

Abby Pucik

African American Studies

You only need 18 hours to complete the minor! If you are not currently an African-American Studies minor and wish to become one, please contact Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch at 972-3291.