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ABOUT HISTORY

A degree in history provides students with the ongoing opportunity to study and understand 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

Local 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.

Faculty research
WSU Tri-Cities history professor Robert Franklin starred in “The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip” produced by The National WWII Museum. This film was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

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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COURSES:

You will take courses that cover a wide range of subjects in history, which could include:

  • American history
  • World history
  • North American Indian studies
  • Immigration and migration
  • Ethnic identity
  • World War II
  • Contemporary issues

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

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. 

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Social sciences

CAREERS:

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 and Pullman alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and estimated salary:

$51,077

Estimated salary of history alumni

Jobs held by WSU Tri-Cities history graduates:
Historian | History Professor | Operations Manager | Public Relations Manager | Politician | Fundraising Manager

*Data provided by EMSI 2022.