Skip to main content
Skip to main content

WKU History Department

Dr. Carol Crowe-Carraco teachingDavid Serafini teachingA map of Europe in 1740WKU history studentsDr. Beth Plummer teaching

The study of history flows from our desire to understand how humans have tried to turn their hopes into reality.

Examining these past efforts can be both exhilarating and humbling. The human past is a record of remarkable achievements, astonishing in their variety. The past, however, also gives evidence of the fragility of those achievements. A history major will help you explore and understand issues facing people in the past, present, and future.

With more than 500 students and more than 100 graduates each year, WKU History is one of the largest departments on campus. History majors at WKU pursue a wide range of careers, including teaching, law enforcement, journalism, public history, local, state, and federal government, and politics. Additionally our graduates have attended a wide variety of graduate schools, including the University of Mississippi, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Massachusetts.

Our faculty are a vibrant scholarly community, representing a broad array of interests and approaches to the study of the past.

Our mission is to engage students in the pursuit of knowledge while preparing them for a wide variety of careers. We believe that asking questions and seeking knowledge, either for practical reasons or out of curiosity, is one of the most worthy of all pursuits.

We welcome you to learn more about pursuing a History major at WKU and invite you to contact us

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 6/21/16