WIU History Students

Studying History at WIU - The Past, The Present, and Your Future

History. What good is it? Entrepreneurs Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler assert in Bold: How To Go Big, Achieve Success, and Impact the World (2015) that success derives from mastering the four fundamental skills of “looking, reading, writing, and integrating knowledge” (p.54). There is no better way to learn these crucial ways of communicating and sharing information than by studying History. History: good for your future.

To learn more, follow the links on the left side of this page for information about our History degrees and courses, our faculty, and the study of this fascinating subject. Feel free to contact us by telephone (309-298-1053) or by email (JL-McNabb@wiu.edu). The Department of History is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.


WIU History Students Eligible for Accelerated Law School Admission at John Marshall Law School

The new Western Illinois Historical Review is now available.

Hear from some of our alumni:

Programs of Study:  BA, MA


Undergraduate Advisor: Mr. Ralph Heissinger; email RW-Heissinger@wiu.edu or call 309-298-1129

Bachelor of Arts in History with one of the following options:

Learn more about our undergraduate programstudying history, or view undergraduate courses


Director of History Graduate Studies: Dr. Edward Woell; email EJ-Woell@wiu.edu or call 309-298-2977

We offer a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in WIU's  School of Graduate Studies. 

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