Bachelor On Campus

History Teaching

Black Hills State University

48 months
9723 USD/year
11742 USD/year
8672 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The diverse coursework of the History Teaching program from Black Hills State University explores the worlds of American, European, and regional history. Living in the Black Hills also gives student the opportunity to study the Gold Rush, tour ghost towns, and learn about the Native American Cultures.


Your professors will guide you as you consider various career options. Although many historians enter the teaching profession or go to graduate school, others find employment in government agencies, museums, historical societies, research organizations, and archives.

Check out what is happening within the History program at BHSU with Alumni and the History Faculty. 

The History Teaching program from Black Hills State University offers
  • Excellent regional history resources at the Case Library on the BHSU campus
  • Many internship opportunities for hands-on learning experiences at area museums and archives
  • An active student History Association which takes field-trips and promotes history
  • Outstanding faculty who make history come alive

Diving into the Past

Studying history at BHSU ensures an engaging student-centered experience. Dynamic courses offer the chance to study American, European, Latin American, African, and Native American history, along with the opportunity to travel abroad with faculty members. Thanks to BHSU’s location in the Black Hills of South Dakota, unique hands-on opportunities exist such as conducting research at the Case Library for Western Historical Studies or gaining skills as an intern at one of the numerous museums in the Black Hills. The History Department at BHSU prepares its graduates to enter into a variety of professional fields.

  • Student-centered classrooms: Small class sizes allow for increased discussion and interaction with professors.
  • Research opportunities: Numerous opportunities exist to either conduct research with a history professor or chart your own undergraduate research experience.
  • Internships: Internships are available year-round with a variety of archives, historic sites, parks, and museums in the Black Hills region.
  • International opportunities: Whether presenting at an international conference or traveling abroad with a faculty member, BHSU professors aim to create global citizens by giving students hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Non-Western Civilizations
  •  Western Civilization 
  • United States History 
  • Early American Indian History and Culture 
  • History of South Dakota
  • Historical Methods & Historiography
  • Social Science Methods
  • Recent American History
  • Modern American Indian History and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 1 year of fine arts

Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 970 or above)
  • Rank in the top 60% of high school class

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9723 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9723 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11742 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8672 USD per year during 48 months.

WY, CO, MT, ND, NE, IA Residents (In-State Tuition): $ 8,672

Living costs for Spearfish

1144 - 1990 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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