Undergraduates in the Department of History at Western Michigan University have the opportunity to conduct semester long research projects as individual studies projects, senior theses, or honors theses under the direction of a faculty member.
Members of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, have presented research papers at both regional and national conferences such as:
- Indiana-Michigan Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, March 2012.
- Michigan Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, March 2011.
- Southwest Social Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas, March 2011.
- Michigan Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, March 2010.