Future students: Admissions
Why study history at Wayne State in Detroit?
Studying history in a cultural center like Detroit provides practical experience that's applicable locally, nationally, and internationally. Detroit is home to an array of cultural institutions, many of which have partnered with our programs to offer internship and learning opportunities. History students graduate with marketable skills that are widely valued by a range of employers. They have strong research, writing, and oral communication abilities. They read critically, understand complex global issues, and are able to synthesize complex information.
The Department of History offers courses in United States, African, Asian, European, Latin American and world history, taught by award-winning writers and teachers. From writing research papers to building digital exhibits to internships, our curriculum emphasizes hands-on training in the methods, skills, and habits of mind of historians. At Wayne State University, you'll study history in the heart of Detroit's cultural center, home to several museums and archives. Our proximity to Michigan's premier cultural institutions and our ongoing partnerships with the Detroit Historical Society and the Walter P. Reuther Library give our students the opportunity to gain practical experience and apply what they learn in the classroom.