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Our program size allows us to work closely with our students, both on campus and online, as they develop critical thinking skills, improve writing mechanics, and become informed readers. Lower division courses are usually limited to 35 students, while upper division courses frequently enroll between 10-15 students.

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Popular courses include:

  • History of Immigration
  • Modern Germany
  • Frankenstein in European History
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • History of Sexuality
  • Blood, Phlegm and Bile: History of Science
  • Witches, Saints and Sinners
  • Violence in America
  • U.S. Civil War & Reconstruction
  • U.S. History through Film
  • The Sixties
  • U.S. Women’s History
  • History of Native Americans
  • Environmental History


Requirements for BA/BS in History

Where can History take you?

Above find a great podcast series on careers for historians.

Many of our students go on to graduate school, law school, or become teachers at the elementary or secondary level. This is because the history major emphasizes the continuity of culture by providing a historical background for the study of other disciplines and the tools necessary for responsible citizenship. It also helps to prepare students for careers in teaching, public service, consulting, research, museums, archives, and libraries, and provides a liberal education as a basis for entering a variety of careers such as public administration, business, and law.

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American Historical Association:  Careers for History majors



Events & Opportunities

There are many great opportunities to engage with a community around History programs and beyond with LiveStream presentations and ongoing visiting lecturers.

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The 2019 Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference,  hosted by Idaho State University, will take place April 12-13 on the ISU campus in Pocatello, Idaho.  Abstracts will be due in February and final conference papers in March.  Stay tuned for more information!

Dr. Jason Knirck of Central Washington University presents “The Irish Revolution and World History.”  Thursday, May 18, 3:00, Pierce Library. 
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Fellowship Opportunity

In addition to the variety of scholarships available at EOU, Full-time students who are researching history are encouraged to apply for The Oregon Heritage Fellowship.

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Where are they now?

EOU graduates in History find their way into some diverse and wonderful education and career paths. Deneil Hill (2010) recently received the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies for her dissertation project, "Shifting Feminist Visions at the UN: Self-Determination, Sexuality and Human Rights, 1975-1995."

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Phi Alpha Theta

Established in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta is the nation’s premier history honor society. It is the charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies, which sets standards for scholastic eligibility and organizational excellence.

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