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Why should you study history? Historians know that knowledge of our past is the key to understanding our present. A history degree from Murray State helps you develop a number of valuable competencies — analytical thinking, clear communication, historical empathy — that are beneficial in a wide range of career paths. Whether you're interested in education, research, law, television and film, business, government or a myriad of possibilities, history will open countless doors to your future. You decide what career lies on the other side.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Department of history

Average class size



Main campus

Clubs and Internships

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with campus activities at Murray State. Why not get started with the History Club or the Phi Alpha Theta historical honor society?

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