A degree in history provides students with the ongoing opportunity to study andunderstand the diverse people, institutions, and cultures of the past. WSU Tri-Cities faculty specialize in many areas of historical research and teaching, including American west, religious, gender, race and culture, political, military and diplomatic history.
GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN HISTORY
Students are surrounded by important history in the Tri-Cities area. Those studying history are encouraged to work with faculty to pursue their personal areas of interest and conduct their own research.
Hanford History Project
The Hanford History Project is an archive and curatorial repository focusing on the Hanford site and the Tri-Cities region. The project endeavors to preserve and interpret the many stories, told and untold, that have shaped our region.
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You will take courses that cover a wide range of subjects in history, which could include:
WSU Tri-Cities is home to the Hanford History Project, which studies, archives and documents materials and artifacts as it pertains to the Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland and overall regional mid-Columbia region. The Hanford Nuclear Site is home to the world’s first large-scale nuclear reactor and is one of three locations that created the plutonium for the atomic bombs as part of the Manhattan Project.
Career outcomes in history Students receive hands-on experiences in historical research, archiving and learn from top-ranked faculty in their respective historical fields.
WSU Tri-Cities alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and estimated salary:
Estimated salary of history alumni
Jobs held by WSU Tri-Cities history graduates: Historian | History Professor | Archivist | Lawyer | Politician | Teacher| Government Affairs