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UNI houses the first Public History program in the state of Iowa.


Major easily allows for complimentary double majors, minors and certificates.


Courses taught by award-winning teachers and internationally-acclaimed researchers

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Department of History
1227 W 27th Street
319 Seerley Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

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Why History?

Find your path.

History's required courses introduce students to historical methods through small seminar-style courses and a hands-on field experience course. Students also have the opportunity to take an array of courses in US and world history, and explore existing or developing topics of interest.

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Shape your future.

UNI’s history majors are prepared for nearly any workplace. Recent graduates have gone on to various careers and advanced education, including:

  • History teaching
  • Law 
  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Public and government service
  • Archival and historical site management
  • Museum curation
  • Business 
  • and more!
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Go beyond.

The Department of History houses an active history club and honors society, Phi Alpha Theta, which offer an abundance of opportunities for academic, professional and social engagement.

The orgs host a monthly lecture series as well as the annual Donald Shepardson Memorial Student Research Conference, among other regular events and initiatives.

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