Our Students


A typical lively discussion among History students

Students in the UIS History Program are as diverse as the subjects they study and come to us from all backgrounds, cultures, and philosophies. While many of our students enter the program as traditional, four-year degree-seeking students, we also have a large number of individuals who come back to school after years or decades of experience in life outside the classroom.

Classes get pretty lively both on campus and online: take students from all walks of life who share similar passions, but not necessarily similar beliefs, add classroom discussion of different historical perspectives, and voila—intellectual sparring matches! If you think you’re up to this challenge, it’s time you became a history student.

To learn more about what life is like for our History students, check out our History Club and Phi Alpha Theta.

For additional information on scholarships, internships, study abroad, and other opportunities, please visit Student Opportunities.