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The History education program prepares students who want to teach social studies at the middle and high school levels. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in History and Emphasis in History Education and who pass the state teaching exams are licensed to teach History, Government, Geography, Economics, and Psychology.

Graduates of this program have the benefit of a strong education in History and Political Science, which means they have the ability to find and analyze evidence, present an argument, impeach competing arguments, and coherently present the results of their research in both speaking and writing. Past PSU History/Government graduates have secured employment in education, law enforcement, business, and government. Others have gone on to do graduate studies in Law, Political Science, and History.

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The History program at Pittsburg State University offers courses in a wide variety of topics in World and American History. Recent offerings include the histories of Ireland, Japanese Women, Military Aviation, the Modern Middle East, World War I, the United States from 1941-1968, the American Revolution, and the American South.

Our lecture courses, small colloquium/seminar sections, and internships (100% placement rate) all offer excellent student-teacher ratios and mentoring for students pursuing this degree.

About History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department

Solving the Real-World Issues of Today and Tomorrow 

Pittsburg State University’s Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of those specialties that have emerged as so desirable in the 21st century labor force. Students use the tools from GeographyHistoryPhilosophyPolitical ScienceCriminal JusticeSociology and Social Work programs and coursework to examine issues and to find sustainable solutions to complex problems affecting individuals, families, and society. 

The mission of the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department’s programs is to provide high quality instruction to students in ways that emphasize active learning, problem solving, and critical thinking through transformative experiences. Through our efforts, we aim to increase everyone’s awareness of how the ethnic, cultural, and other forms of diversity affect society. We invite you to visit the individual program areas to learn more about each field of study. 

Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to collaboration, respect, understanding for all students, staff, and faculty. The programs of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department at Pittsburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity as a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.   

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