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Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Department of History at Wright State University, where we help students study what they love and prepare for life.  Our nationally-recognized faculty teach courses from the ancient world to the modern, from the United States to Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Major in History

Major in History

Explore a subject you love in our rigorous, challenging, and intellectually stimulating B.A. in History program. We prepare you for a wide variety of careers by developing the kinds of universal skills that employers seek—such as written and spoken communication, analytical and problem solving skills, and research experience.

Innovative Minors

Innovative Minors

Stand apart from your peers by complementing your degree with one of our minors—War & Society Studies, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, or History.

Graduate Training

Graduate Training

Our Master’s in History program offers advanced training for those pursuing a career in a history-related field.  Our Public History concentration is one of the oldest in the United States.  Our graduates have gone on to positions across Ohio, the United States, and around the world.

History News

Great ferment

Wright State history alum Jeff Fortney '08 putting FigLeaf Brewing Co. on the map
Jeff Fortney parlays a degree in history and the study of theatre set design at Wright State into a growing brewing business.
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Promised land

Wright State grad student Hadley Drodge pieces together pilgrimage of Randolph slaves to Ohio for museum exhibit
Graduate public history student Hadley Drodge is going through photos, drawings, Bibles and other materials to assemble the exhibit at the National Afro-American Museum.
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Events

Tue
12
Sep
11:30 am
Apollo Room/Student Union

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