College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Why History?

A formalized program of historical study—required of our majors—dramatically refines skills which you already possess, allowing their use in much more meaningful, challenging, and productive ways. You will learn to think broadly and historically, thereby gaining meaningful insights into human development over time.

Certifying into a Program of Study

A student may certify a major in history upon completing 24 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students who want to certify into history education, pre-law, or social studies education must have a 2.5 GPA along with 24 credit hours.

Those interested in a teaching option should consult with the College of Education concerning certification requirements for teaching.

Applying for Your Degree

The Application for Degree should be submitted after completing 70 semester hours. Application forms are available at the Registrar's Office or at the Department of History office (Wilson-Short Hall 301). A To-Do list will be prepared that describes what the student has completed to date and what remains to be completed before graduation for both university requirements and departmental requirements. The student can also view the Degree Audit on zzusis.

Photo: female student studies on bench on Terrell Mall



Department of History, PO Box 644030, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4030
301 Wilson-Short Hall, Pullman Campus • 509-335-5139 • Fax 509-335-4171 • Contact Us