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History Degree

The history program at Dakota Wesleyan University prepares students for careers in politics, publishing, journalism, media and writing, as well as business and commerce, public sector administration, and charity and voluntary sectors. The program focuses on general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing, and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Program courses include: historiography, historical research methods, studies of specific periods, issues and culture, and historic preservation. Get more details below including other South Dakota colleges that offer history degrees.

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Dakota Wesleyan University

Also known as Dakota State

820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD

Dakota Wesleyan University is a nonprofit private college that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Mitchell, SD, in a predominantly rural area. The United Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, about 770 students, allows students to have a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to professors and faculty.

Areas of study offered at Dakota Wesleyan University include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by admissions officials. Most students accepted to Dakota Wesleyan University achieve an SAT score within the range of 710 - 1160, or an ACT score within the range of 17 - 25. 76% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 42 percent choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at dwu.edu.

Tuition is approximately $23,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is about $3,100 for the year. Students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University may qualify for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Dakota Wesleyan University "Tigers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.dwu.edu.

Students Enrolled in the History Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Dakota Wesleyan University offers a bachelor's degree program in history.

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male4
Female0

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
American Indian1
White2
Multiple Races1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the History program at Dakota State, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Historians

Description

Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, historians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 1.7% from 2014 to 2024

History Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Dakota State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Dakota Wesleyan University may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dakota State is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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