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.
My experience at CSU was wonderful. I was a student athlete on the rifle team, so my schedule was always complicated, and my teachers/advisors were always accommodating and understanding. The professors were all very knowledgeable in their subjects and encouraging. In [my current job with] Henry County, I write technical staff reports for rezonings, conditional uses, and other similar applications. I also review business licenses, sign applications, and handle special event applications for events such as 5ks and filming. Another big portion of my job with Henry County includes presenting cases before the Zoning Advisory Board and Board of Commissioners monthly.
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.
Wondering what historians really do? Interested in how you can write better? Want to know what goes into developing your own research questions and finding your own primary sources? CSU students learn the practical techniques of historical work in HIST 3125: Historical Methods, offered every semester.
We Can Help
Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.