About

Welcome to the Department of History at Florida State University, one of the very best history departments in the region and a department with a lengthy tradition of scholarly excellence and academic achievement.

FSU History faculty, whose expertise ranges broadly from Latin America and the United States to Europe and Asia, have accumulated many honors including fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

History faculty members’ research and writings have appeared in many distinguished publications, including the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, the Washington Post, the Wilson Quarterly, Daedalus, the American Historical Review, Annales, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and Past & Present.

The department’s scholarly prowess and its distinguished teaching record have attracted large numbers of undergraduate and graduate students for decades, and we presently serve more than 200 undergraduate history majors and approximately 80 graduate students, in addition to providing coursework that contributes to overall general education requirements.

The FSU History doctoral program, which first began granting degrees in 1962, has graduated dozens of accomplished scholars and educators, many of whom go on to achieve national and international recognition for their work in law, public policy, and more.

Our undergraduate offerings are among the most diverse and topical in the FSU College of Arts and Sciences, and include courses suited to history majors but those considered essential for students pursuing other programs of study in the humanities, social sciences, business, science, engineering, and medicine.

For more information about the department and its programs, call (850) 644-5888 or send us an email.