A teacher instructing students in a classroom

Pursue the Past

Do the events of our world capture your imagination? A history major at DWU is the perfect fit for you. Our history program specializes in American, military, diplomatic and environmental history. Through your exploration, your critical thinking skills will be tested as you review the past. Refine communication skills and fulfill academic interests through research and writing.

What can you do with a history degree?

After completing our program, you'll be ready for graduate school and its challenges. If you choose to enter the workforce after you graduate, here are a few fields looking for graduates like you:

  • Museum curation
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Business

History Courses

Yes, you'll revisit the most important moments in the past. Topics you'll cover in your history classes include: 

  • Europe Since World War I
  • Historical Research and Writing
  • History of American Sports

Check out our academic catalog and explore your options.


Former history students have held internships at the national, state and local levels. Former students are now lawyers, high school and college history teachers, museum curators and federal government officials. Chat with your adviser to see how you can find an internship to gain the experience you need.

Interested in Law School?

Law schools are looking for students with critical thinking skills and clear communication. Pair your history major or minor with political science, communications or economics. At DWU, we'll support you taking the Law School Admission Test! The Association of American Law Schools does not have a specific list of required courses or extracurricular activities; tell your adviser you would like to pursue law school.

Check out our pre-law page for more information!

Get to Know Your Professors

Travel back into the past with our teachers! Learn more about your professors, their writing and their continuing research.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

We would love to share information with you via email, or we will mail it right to your front door.