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Department of History

Students participating in lecture


The Department of History offers small, innovative classes with internationally distinguished faculty. Our bachelor’s and master’s programs foster students’ intellectual development, while developing marketable skills for future careers.

We invite you learn more about our department and programs. If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact us.

What's on deck in the History Department?

2019 Graduation Celebration

Flyer announcing history graduation celebration May 2019

The History Department is hosting a Commencement Celebration to honor the History Graduates of December 2018, May 2019, and Summer 2019!

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 339. Cake and refreshments will be served.

What's new in the History Department?

Profile of history major Jessica Carter:

History Major Jessica Carter and her advisor, Dr. Paul Sivitz, were recently featured in A Major that Matters from the College of Arts and Letters. Congratulations to them both!

"My advice to current and future ISU students it to use your advisor. I was lucky enough to have Dr. Sivitz as my advisor and without his support and direction, I don't know that i would be as prepared to take this next step in my future. Anytime I had a question or needed advice, he is always quick to answer. All of the professors in the History department sincerely want you to do well, if you need anything, they will make the time for you. Use them."