College of Arts & Sciences History

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By studying history, you will explore people, events, institutions and values as old as the ancient world and as new as yesterday's headlines. 

Historians are Part Sleuth and Part Research Scientist, sharing a curiosity about where we've come from and history's potential to influence where we are going. If you want to know how societies function, why something happened or changed, history will help you find the answers.

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In Addition, You can Focus on:
  • Ancient studies
  • Diplomatic history
  • 20th century U.S.
  • Various areas of European history

With a strong liberal arts background and skills in researching, synthesizing and articulating information, history grads succeed in a wide range of fields including education, law, business, government, medicine and more. Knowledge of history is essential to your being an informed citizen of the United States and inhabitant of our planet.

ContactUs  History Department Chair
Kurt Hackemer, Professor
(605) 677-5571
Kurt.Hackemer@usd.edu