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History

History is a foundational discipline that blends the methodologies and perspective of the humanities and social sciences in order to engage with the history of human culture on a global scale. UW’s History degree program emphasizes interdisciplinary teaching and research and provides course work, research experiences, and internships on both American and international topics. The History program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree major and minor, and a Master of Arts degree.

The study of History at the University of Wyoming provides students with the tools to comprehend the present in order to prepare for the future. Challenging courses are designed to facilitate critical thinking and the development of analytical skills. Each of our courses features the discussion of complex issues, the development of writing and reading skills, and is generally oriented toward promoting individual enrichment. The professional skills that the History program instills transcend our field and allow students to work toward a variety of career choices such as business, law, government service, public history, archives and museum work, education, management, writing, and graduate studies. The ability to develop perspective, render informed judgments, and function as productive citizens of the global community stand as hallmarks of our program.

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

General Regulations

The Department of History requires 18 hours of undergraduate history courses as minimum preparation for admission. The rules under which the student enters remain those governing the program for the duration of the student's continued enrollment. In accordance with university graduate regulations, students are responsible for meeting all deadlines and for fulfilling all requirements for the degree.

Application and Admissions

To be eligible for financial support in the form of a Graduate Assistantship, the Department of History must receive all materials by March 1. All other application materials must be received by the Department of History no later than May 1. The application process is now completely online. In addition to the application, applicants must upload the following documents via the UW Admissions website:

  1. GRE EXAM with a score of at least 150 on the verbal reasoning section and a score of at least 141 on the quantitative reasoning section is required.
  2. Three letters of recommendation that assess the student's academic and research abilities.
  3. Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions and graduate programs.
  4. A writing sample of 10-20 pages, typically either a portion of a senior thesis or an upper-level seminar paper.
  5. A statement of purpose of 250-500 words, explaining the applicant's preparation, interests, and plans. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a graduate assistantship.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
  • United States History I
  • U.S. to 1865
  • United States History II
  • U.S. From 1865
  • History of Wyoming
  • Wyoming History
  • History of the U.S. West
  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500
  • American Military History
  • History and Environmental Science
  • Imperial China
  • Modern China
  • Introduction to Public History
  • Topics in History
  • Holocaust
  • Medieval Europe in Film
  • Ancient Greece and the Near East
  • Ancient Rome
  • History of Christianity
  • The History of Russia to 1855
  • The History of Russia Since 1855
  • American Religious History I (To 1865)
  • American Religious History II (1865-1945)
  • History of North American Indians
  • History of Non-Western Religions
  • History of Islam
  • African-American History
  • Chicano History: Origins to 1900
  • Latin American History 1500-2000
  • Chicano History : 1900 to Present
  • History of Women in the American West
  • US West Between the World Wars
  • Traditional Japan
  • Modern Japan
  • Civilization of India
  • The Impact of the Union Pacific on Wyoming History
  • Forgotten Africa: Intro to African Civilizations
  • Introduction to Museology
  • Plains Culture and History
  • Historical Methods
  • Athenian Democracy
  • Modern Germany
  • “What Killed Socrates?”
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • Early Christianity: From Jesus to Church
  • Medieval Christianity
  • Reformation and Enlightenment Christianity
  • World Christianities
  • Secret History of Science
  • Mongol Empire
  • Colonial America
  • African Diaspora
  • Comparative History
  • Indians of Wyoming
  • The Black West
  • Senior Capstone Seminar
  • Archival Research Methods
  • Independent Study
  • Book History: Topics
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • The High Middle Ages
  • History of the Medieval City
  • Medieval Religious Dissent
  • Europe During the Renaissance
  • Europe During the Reformation
  • Europe During the Age of the Baroque
  • Europe During the Age of the Enlightenment
  • Europe in the Nineteenth Century
  • Judaism from Ezra to Jesus
  • Judaism at the Dawn of Christianity
  • Europe in the 20th Century
  • France: Old Regime and Revolution
  • History of the Soviet Union
  • Global History
  • World War II in Europe
  • History, Politics and Memory of the Holocaust in Europe
  • Memory and National Identity in Twentieth Century Europe
  • European Gender and Women's History
  • Women and Islam
  • The Social History of American Women
  • International History of Human Rights
  • Internship
  • American Encounters to 1850
  • American Encounters from 1850
  • America in an Early Modern World
  • Global Environment History
  • Entangled Worlds, Entangled Lives: Indigenous People and Colonizers Before 1850
  • Britain’s Global Empires: 1558 to the Present
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Post-Civil War America: The Gilded Age
  • American Indian History to 1783
  • American Indian History 1783-1890
  • American Indians in the Twentieth Century
  • American Indian Ethnohistory
  • American Indians in the North American West
  • The Birth of Modern America, 1890-1929
  • American Environmental History
  • Growth of Modern America, 1929-1960
  • U.S. Latino Diaspora
  • Modern America, 1960-Present
  • Revolutions in Latin America
  • The U.S. in Latin America
  • Borderlands in Latin America
  • History of Mexico
  • The Old South, 1820-1861
  • Modern East Asia
  • American Legal History
  • 19th Century American West
  • History of Oil
  • 20th Century American West
  • The Multicultural West
  • American Social History in the 20th Century
  • 20th Century U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Seminar Topics in the History of Wyoming I
  • Seminar Topics in the History of Wyoming II
  • Senior Thesis
  • Indians of Wyoming
  • Archival Research Methods
  • Book History: Topics
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • The High Middle Ages
  • History of the Medieval City
  • Medieval Religious Dissent
  • Europe in the 19th Century
  • Europe in the 20th Century
  • France: Old Regime and Revolution
  • History of the Soviet Union
  • Global History
  • World War II in Europe
  • History, Politics and Memory of the Holocaust in Europe
  • Memory and National Identity in 20th Century Europe
  • The Social History of American Women
  • International History of Human Rights
  • Seminar in Recent United States History
  • Graduate Topics in History
  • American Encounters to 1850
  • American Encounters from 1850
  • America in an Early Modern World
  • Global Environment History
  • Entangled Worlds, Entangled Lives: Indigenous People and Colonizers Before 1850
  • Britain’s Global Empires: 1558 to the Present
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Post-Civil War America: The Gilded Age
  • American Indian History to 1783
  • American Indian History to 1890
  • American Indians in the 20th Century
  • The Birth of Modern America, 1890-1929
  • American Environmental History
  • Growth of Modern America, 1929-1960
  • Modern America, 1960 to Present
  • Revolutions in Latin America
  • The U.S. in Latin America
  • Borderlands in Latin America
  • History of Mexico
  • Readings in Women's Studies
  • The Old South, 1820-1861
  • Modern East Asia
  • American Legal History
  • 19th Century American West
  • History of Oil
  • 20th Century American West
  • American Encounters
  • American Social History in the 20th Century
  • 20th Century U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Conference on U.S. History
  • Graduate Readings
  • Conference on Wyoming and the West
  • Conference on Middle-Period and United States History
  • Seminar on Western American History
  • Seminar on American Indian History
  • Conference on Early Modern Europe
  • Seminar on Early American History
  • Seminar on Middle-Period U.S. History
  • Conference on European 19th and 20th Century History
  • Seminar on Latin American History

Qualification

Learning Outcomes

It is the goal of the History department that our graduates have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Students shall be able to demonstrate thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating historical information from multiple sources.
  • Students will develop the ability to distinguish between fact and fiction while understanding that there is no one historical truth.
  • Students will produce well-researched written work that engages with both primary sources and the secondary literature.
  • Students will develop an informed familiarity with multiple cultures.
  • Students will employ a full range of techniques and methods used to gain historical knowledge.
  • Students will develop an ability to convey verbally their historical knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of cause and effect along with their knowledge of the general chronology of human experience.

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University of Wyoming

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82071 Laramie
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