Every day, history is made. Events are happening, people are reacting, and policies are developing. As the study of what has happened, history can open you up to a deeper understanding of things such as politics, religion, economics, and general culture trends. By taking into account why things are the way they are, you can have a better understanding and appreciation for all aspects of life and human interactions. Because history gives you a broad, solid foundation, your career opportunities are countless. With a history degree from Wayne State, you could teach, work in a museum, go on to study law, or even find success in business. You’ll study past and present civilizations, and aspects of their political, social, and intellectual development. World and American histories will be the main subjects in your history classes at WSC.
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey
Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
For major: 36
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120
Popular minors: Political Science, Geography, Criminal Justice, Journalism, Philosophy, Pre-Law, Sociology, Social Sciences
School: Natural and Social Sciences
Department: History, Politics, and Geography
Our Focus is Results
Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.
- World cultures, civilizations, and geography
- American history, culture, and government
- Development and achievements of the American Civil Rights Movement
- Events and history of the 20th century
- Ancient Greek and Roman history
- Renaissance and medieval European history
- Southeast Asian and Indian history
- History of Native American civilizations
- Geography and history of Nebraska
- Cultural and global awareness
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Research and writing techniques
- Oral and written communication
- Time management
- Public historian
- Research specialist
- Preservation specialist
- Historic records manager
- Cultural resource manager
- History tutor
- Tour guide
- Park ranger
- Documentary editor
- Writer / author
- Museums and galleries
- Historical societies
- Conservation societies
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- National parks
- Nonprofit organizations
- Government / federal agencies
- Law firms
- Publishing companies
- Businesses and organizations
Learn from the Best
Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.
Outside the Classroom
At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.
Clubs and Organizations
Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.
- Contribute to a cause – Help promote historical awareness, civic engagement, diversity, and opportunity through Multicultural Affairs and events like Constitution Day and the voter registration drive.
- Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
- Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Before graduating with your degree in history, you’ll have a chance to work with area public agencies to help gain some field experience. Career Services is available to help you find the best internship opportunities.