History Transfer Students
WIU's History Department, with 15 award-winning faculty members who are outstanding teachers as well as noted scholars in their fields, offers you the opportunity to experience the full range of historical study, from the ancient to the modern world, on all continents. The upper-division courses we offer in our Morgan Hall classrooms for undergraduate students range through time from the ancient to the modern world, and across the globe, from Asia, Africa, and Europe to North and South America. Class sizes are kept small so that our faculty members can work closely with our students. Western Illinois University continues to be highly ranked nationally and regionally and is recognized for providing a high quality, affordable education for its students.
History transfer student Jillien Zudell and WIU History Prof. Jennifer McNabb
For information on transferring to WIU's History Department, visit the WIU web site's Transfer Admissions web page. There you will find information on using the Illinois Articulation Initiative to ensure that the courses you take elsewhere transfer seamlessly to Western's History program. You will also find information on the Dual Admission Program that Western has established with almost 30 community colleges across the state, and which allow you to ensure your later admission to Western before or after completing your Associate's degree.
Students planning to pursue teacher certification in History are encouraged to review the information on the History Department's Teacher Education web page, and to be sure that the courses taken at community college will count toward the state's requirements for certification in History (which also includes all social studies subjects). Introductory courses in sociology, economic, political science, and human geography will all be useful, as will a two-semester laboratory science sequence in Geography. Introductory statistics will meet the university's mathematics requirement, and introductory public speaking is also required for all WIU graduates.
Dr. Walter Kretchik's U.S. Foreign Policy students plan strategy for their debate on the origins of the Cold War
Visiting our Department
If you are interested in visiting Western to learn more about our Department, please contact us to schedule a visit -- we invite you to call us (309-298-1053) or send us an email. You may also want to attend a Discover Western orientation session. In either case, we’ll be happy to sit down and talk with you about your future with Western's History Department.