Department of History

Department of History

History shapes who you are as a person, community and world. Understanding history will help you analyze the past and provide a broader perspective of the future.

As a History student, you will gain strong critical thinking skills allowing you to strategically solve a problem and form a solid argument.

The History Department aims to offset parochialism and ethnocentrism by offering courses dealing with as many as possible of the world's civilization, nations, and peoples.

St. Cloud State history students and professor

Upcoming Events

national history day MN


St. Cloud State University to host History Day regional competition on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024.

SCSU History Alumna publishes book with Minnesota Historical Society Press

Stay tuned for an upcoming SCSU presentation this spring by Cathy Coats on her book:
To Banish Forever: A Secret-Society, the Ho-Chunk and Ethnic Cleansing in Minnesota (2024)

Cathy Coats