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About the History Degree Program

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The Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney gives students a working knowledge of past events, people, ideas and values in the United States and in other parts of the world. Students at UNK will gain an understanding of contemporary society from a historical perspective that includes multi-cultural and global contexts.

The history department’s courses prepare students for a variety of careers from graduate and law schools, to public history and secondary teaching posts to business and industry. Each member of our faculty teaches courses at all levels from freshman surveys through graduate seminars. Many have won awards that recognize the high quality of their scholarship, teaching and service.

Reasons to choose history at UNK

  • Award-winning faculty
  • Undergraduate research projects with faculty
  • Community collaboration and outreach
  • Contact with local professionals and networking opportunities
  • Small class sizes
  • Academic and career advising

Where UNK history graduates have interned and worked

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Buffalo County Historical Society
  • Civil War Remembrance
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Surf Ballroom
  • Glacier National Park
  • Library of Congress
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Teaching positions in middle schools, high schools, and higher education
Cannon Marchand

"The history professors at UNK are very knowledgeable about their areas of expertise. They teach students to look at famous historical events with a more critical eye, and gain a better understanding of why they happened and the repercussions of the events."

Cannon Marchand