Studying History at WIU - The Past, The Present, and Your Future
On Saturday, 2 April 2016, the WIU History Department will host the regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference (#patcon2016). All History students from any college or university in the region are eligible to present their research!
Click here for the patcon2016 registration form.
Welcome to the internet presence of the Department of History at Western Illinois University. Our dedicated faculty and staff are ready to assist you in developing the analytic, research, and communications abilities you need to excel in your chosen vocation. The skills and knowledge you learn in History translate into fulfilling, well-paid careers because we offer training for a lifetime of success. Our graduates work in business, teaching, law, government, public history, management, and the voluntary sector. But, more importantly, we aim to foster an appreciation for History, encouraging you to read deeply and to understand how past and present shape your future.
Follow the links on the left-hand side of this page for more information about the History program, our faculty, and the study of this fascinating subject. Feel free to contact us by telephone (309-298-1053) or by email (email@example.com). The Department of History is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The study of the past is a conversation among historians. Our understanding of History is dynamic and our interpretations are constantly being challenged and changed. The past is very much alive, which is why we continue to enjoy reading, researching, discussing, and writing about it. Join the conversation today!
What We Offer
Bachelor of Arts in History with one of the following options:
We offer a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in WIU's School of Graduate Studies.