Get involved.

Our program houses two student organizations:

  • History Club 
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Both groups offer opportunities for academic, professional and social engagement. Together, they also host the annual Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Series and the Donald Shepardson Memorial Student Research Conference, where undergraduate students can present their research to faculty, students and a wider audience.

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Find support.

Our program offers several scholarships for both prospective and declared history majors, regardless of year standing. We also offer year-specific scholarships to assist sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students; as well as scholarships for History Teaching and Social Science Teaching majors. 


Discover the possibilities.

Use your passion for history to achieve your career goals! 

Here at UNI, there are a number of resources available to students to guide them in their search for internships and employment after graduation. Career Services provides students guidance on building their resume through volunteer opportunities. The office also provides students a listing of Resources for History and students can contact Isabela Varela at for a consultation on developing application materials. The university also offers support for student community engagement through the Koob Fund.  

UNI History graduates are successful in a variety of areas, from education to law, government agencies, journalism and publishing, and archives, museums, and historic sites, and they work across the United States, even Hawaii. The skills History students acquire are valued by employers in both the public and the private sectors, and the outlook for employment is high, both at the national level and at the state level in Iowa. 

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