Contact & Location


Department of History

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. 315
PHONE: (208) 885-6253
FAX: (208) 885-5221

Mailing Address:
Department of History
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

Department of History

History provides a broad, general view of human development, and a rigorous training of the mind.

It is the study of the human experience in all aspects. An understanding of the past is essential to interpreting the present and to envisioning the future. History is by nature interdisciplinary and multi-cultural. Emphasis is on intellectual and cultural values and activities in political, social, economic, and religious institutions.

A major in history can be used in government and military service, international relations, tourism, recreation, business and industry, and many other fields. It can also be used in preparation for study of the law, the ministry, and archival work and librarianship.

The student produced newsletter about the Department of History. See what's in the fall 2014 issue. More