history and international studies at UW-Stevens Point
The Department of History and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point can prepare you to be a global citizen. We can equip you to succeed in a world where people and nations are interdependent, societies are diverse, and life is shaped by science and technology. By exploring institutions, ideas, and values of human societies, you will learn essential skills in research, writing, and analysis. We aim to prepare students for advanced degrees or careers in a variety of professions, including history, law, government, business, journalism, and education.
Majors, minors and emphases
history major and history minor are designed for students preparing to teach and for
those interested in such fields as law and library science. The department
requires students to take coursework in U.S., world regional, and
global/comparative history. Students may also take a concentration in race and ethnicity.
History and social studies education is an undergraduate program that focuses on the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach social studies. Successful candidates in the program earn a bachelor's degree and Wisconsin teaching license in social studies grades 4-12.
Faculty members in the Department of History and International Studies cover world history and bring a broad range of specializations to course offerings. Among the more unusual courses are those in U.S. and global environmental history, war and propaganda in the 20th century, the history of science, the history of medicine, public history, the history of Latin America
and the Caribbean, East Asian history, and Southeast Asian history. We also
administer the international studies major and minor, as well as a minor in peace studies.
Putting a history degree to work
A history degree can give you an edge. Many history
majors or minors go on to teach, but they can appropriately seek
jobs in related fields such as the U.S. Foreign Service or government. With a few courses in business and economics,
a history major can enter the business world. History is also one of the
traditional majors for professional study in law, theology, and library
science. A history minor enhances the teaching possibilities for students majoring in other social science fields, in international studies or in foreign languages. Click here to learn more about careers open to history majors!