Join us in the History Department
Apply to our programs. We offer three undergraduate degrees: the History B.A., the History B.A. (Teacher Education Concentration), and the History B.S. — as well as a History Minor, the History Honors Program, and an Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program. We also offer three graduate degrees: the History M.A., the Public History M.A., and the Public History Ph.D.
With more than 25 full-time faculty members who cover a range of historical specialties, our degree programs allow students the flexibility to explore their historical interests while preparing for the future.
Beers served as a member of NC State’s history faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 1996. He earned a reputation as a teacher-scholar, an advocate of public education, a leader and public servant. He will be remembered for his dedication to his students and colleagues, his love of family and friends, and the positive outlook that rubbed off on everyone around him.
Students and Faculty Shine at Recent ASOR Conference
NC State History graduate students and faculty presented papers on their research at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Atlanta.
Alumna Aids USDA Outreach Initiatives
History M.A. graduate Stacy Roberts, now a Ph.D. student, uses archival data and personal interviews to study ways for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to address issues of climate change, food security and social justice.
Outstanding Student Builds Impressive Resume, Here and Abroad
Andriy Shymonyak is an accomplished NC State history and political science double major. The Park Scholar and University Honors Program member has earned several awards and scholarships – including being named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Through his deep exploration of Ukrainian politics, history, and how they relate to eastern and central Europe, he has also built an impressive resume as an undergraduate, both here and abroad.
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Feb 5, 2016
Darwin in the news – Upcoming presentations on 2/11 and 2/13
On February 11 at 9 p.m., the “eve” of Darwin’s birthday, Dr. William Kimler will be chatting about the history of scientific discovery and reception, on Tom Kearney’s radio show, […]
Feb 2, 2016
In Memoriam: Burton Beers
Burton Floyd Beers, professor emeritus of history, passed away on January 30, 2016. Beers served as a member of NC State's history faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 1996. He earned a reputation as a teacher-scholar, an advocate of public education, a leader and public servant. Beers earned the university's first Holladay Medal and also received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic honor. He will be remembered for his dedication to his students and colleagues, his love of family and friends, and the positive outlook that rubbed off on everyone around him.
History Graduate Conference
11:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university