History Undergraduate

Get Into the Archives

We offer funding to both undergraduate & graduate students that supports their research.

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


History: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

As a history major, you can choose from the B.A. or B.S. degree with an emphasis in Ancient Studies, Pre-Law, Diplomacy, Great Plains or Military History.

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History: B.A./B.S. with Secondary School Certificate

As a history major, you can choose a degree in history education (offered in conjunction with the School of Education) for students interested in secondary teaching. You can take courses such as Diplomatic History, South Dakota History, American Colonial History, Ancient World in Film, World War II, Russian History and Shakespeare's England.

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

After Graduation

History graduates are making a difference in varied careers.

Potential Careers Recent Employers
Financial Analyst
Home Federal Savings and Loan
Counselor McCrossan Boy’s Ranch
Lawyer Lindquist and Vennum
Archivist Intern South Dakota State Historical Society Archives
Associate Attorney Hogan Lovells, Denver, CO
Success Stories

Success Stories

Ten minutes into my tour of USD I could see myself spending the next four years here. Alanea White, 2014 Graduate