College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences


How does the past affect the present? St. Kate's history major spans ancient history to the traditions of the 21st century. You'll learn about people, places and events around the globe, while acquiring strong critical thinking, writing and research skills for a broad range of professions and graduate school.

What can I do with a degree in History?

With a degree in history from the St. Paul campus of St. Kate's, you'll be aptly prepared for many careers. As a historian, you can work in:

  • Archives, libraries, museums, interpretive centers
  • National and state parks
  • State and federal agencies
  • Cultural resource management
  • Historical research firms

Some historians form their own businesses to share their research, writing and critical-thinking skills with government and private-sector clients. St. Kate's history major also offers an ideal foundation for students who want to continue on to graduate-level or professional programs.

what will I study?

St. Kate's history major broadly educates you in the history of Europe, the United States and Asia through five required courses, and then you are free to design your program by choosing at least four upper-level courses in subject areas that interest you. You may easily combine this major with other programs at St. Kate's.

A focus on women's history is woven throughout the curriculum. For example:

In your senior year, you will discuss historiographical methodology with peers, complete a substantial historical research project using primary and secondary sources, and present your research to the University community.

Did you know?

  • History is offered as a major, minor, and second degree.

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why St. Kate's?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are published historians, active researchers, and influential members of their profession. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate's Experience

The St. Kate's Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.