Welcome to the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at North Dakota State University. The department is committed to pursuing excellence in scholarship and teaching in all of its many areas of specialization. Our outstanding faculty and students specialize in a wide variety of historical, contemporary, and global themes that reflect the human condition.
Our department’s 93 courses introduce students to the excitement of academic discovery and provide rigorous training in analyzing and understanding the present and past. As a Department in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the NDSU Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies has over 200 undergraduate majors, and serves thousands of students across the university. The department also has a vibrant community of graduate students who are active in research, fieldwork, and the community. For all of its students, the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies promotes active learning and individual engagement, provides exciting and diverse learning opportunities, and creates personal and academic connections to last a lifetime.