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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

Bringing history to life

Wright State University launches $6.5 million fundraising campaign to create a new home for priceless archives
Discover Your Story will transform the former corporate headquarters of the Wright-Patt Credit Union at 2455 Presidential Drive into the new home of Special Collections and Archives.

Wright State to host conversation on ‘Moral Injury of War’ with award-winning journalist David Wood

David Wood will be joined by Wright State student veterans and military historian Jonathan Winkler.

Events

Tuesday, November 27, 3 pm to 4 pm
Millett 106
Thursday, November 29, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Millett Atrium
Wednesday, December 5, Noon to 1 pm
Millett 106

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