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The Midwestern State University History Department provides a broad range of courses to prepare students for a career and/or graduate studies.  Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwsuhistoryclub

Courses and Programs: We offer courses and programs in American, European, Latin American, British, Russian, and Middle East History. The advanced classes are usually small, and the faculty works closely with students - often on an individual basis. This policy allows us to prepare our students effectively not only in the discipline of history, but to improve on their weaknesses and hone their strengths as well.

What you can do with a degree in history: The study of history offers a wide variety of options. Many of our students become teachers at the K-12 or college level. Some pursue federal, state, or local government jobs like city managers or state archivists. Others go into such fields as law, journalism, museum work, library work, or the business world. Companies often recruit liberal arts graduates who have an education providing them with a rich and varied background and who demonstrate skills in written and oral communication and the organization and synthesizing of complex information. There is no better field of study than history to sharpen these skills.

Honor Society: We have a very active chapter of Phi Alpha Theta - the National History Honor Society, Inc. It is open to any student with an interest in history who meets the qualifications. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta provides recognition of academic excellence, affords the opportunity for professional growth, and provides affiliation and participation in chapter, regional, and national activities. Midwestern State University's Tau Gamma chapter, founded in 1972, has won a National Best chapter Award every year since 1986.

History Club: We have a growing History Club that is open to all students, regardless of major, who enjoy learning about the past.

Scholarships: Scholarships are generally awarded for academic achievement, special abilities, ACT or SAT scores, and upon other criteria as defined by specific scholarship programs. Many scholarships are available in addition to special fellowships which include the Floyd F. Ewing, the Merle Anthony, and the Forrest D. Monahan, Jr. awards.