About the Department

Award-Winning Teaching. Ground-Breaking Research. Tools for the Future.

At UNK's History Department, you can choose from four undergraduate degree programs, with six options for minors. Mulitple programs can be completed entirely online, including a bachelor's degree. Some of our areas of study include the history of science and medicine, history education, and public history.

The public history minor lets you explore the creation and dissemination of history by and for public audiences, such as Public History, Museums and Archives, Public History Administration, Digital History, and Community History and Preservation.

If you’re looking for a Master’s degree program, our online program is ranked as one of the best. Students can choose to complete the non-thesis, thesis, or public history options.

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Grant Holscher

"My professors had great lecture classes. I got to dive into the behind-the-scenes history of the United States, European, non-western and local history. It was neat to approach the subject from so many different angles. Professors in the history department have a chance to really get to know their students. They were able to talk to me about personal interests of mine and really made it their mission to help me succeed"

Grant Holscher

Beyond the Classroom

At UNK, we believe in providing opportunities for students to help them excel in their field. The History Department encourages students to get involved early and often, with multiple organizations, scholarships, and opportunities to expand their horizons while growing in the field and furthering their career experience.

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Regional Engagement

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Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

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Community Outreach

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Undergraduate Research

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Graduate Research

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Scholarships and Internships

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History Day

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Alumni and Friends

Upcoming Events

18 Apr
Student Research Day - History Presentations Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Rooms | 9:00am