About the Department
History and geography are central to a rich, immersive liberal arts education. At CSU, you'll develop a deeper appreciation for the past, understand how the past influences the present, and make important connections between geography and human history.
The department offers one graduate, two undergraduate, and four certificate programs. Each is designed to foster intellectual curiosity and technical skill. At CSU, you'll collaborate with professional geographers and learn how to apply geographic information system (GIS) technology to historical research.
We believe the best education happens inside - and outside - the classroom. As a student, you'll have access to internship opportunities with the Columbus Museum, the Carter Center, the Roosevelt Institute, the Andersonville National Historic Site, and many others.
Since graduating from CSU, I completed a Masters in Musicology degree and a PhD in Geography from Florida State University. I decided to continue in my education by combining my passions for music, history, and GIS by working on the geography of music. Most of my research currently focuses on the ways in which women composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have composed American place and identity. I have presented on this topic at national and international conferences, and am currently working on a composition of the Hudson River. I benefitted from the support of many members of the faculty... What I learned at CSU helped me to become a better writer and communicator.
Create Your Future
The Department of History and Geography offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.
|Program Type||Programs Available|
|Bachelor's||History (B.A.), History - Secondary Education (B.A.)|
|Minors||African-American Studies, Digital Humanities, Geographic Information Systems and Science, Geography, History, Latin American Studies|
|Undergraduate Certificates||Cinema Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies|
Learn From the Best
The Department of History & Geography is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our history and geography degree programs.
Recent calls to remove Confederate memorials remind us that the act of remembering war is as much about contemporary political debates as it is about the past. In the course War and Memory, students examine how and why Americans have sought to memorialize some of the more violent and controversial moments of their shared past.
We Can Help
Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.