Know the Past. Prepare for the Future.

In a complex world, understanding history is more important than ever.

Why History?

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.


History Club

The NCSU History club is a free opportunity for history majors, minors, and those with a general interest to learn about our past and meet fellow students in the process. We host various events throughout the semester including trips to museums, ice cream socials with the history department, and a history movie night during finals week. For more information on how to join, you can contact us at historyclub@ncsu.edu."


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Books Published

Dr. Craig Friend & Dr. James C. Klotter, A New History of Kentucky (University Press of Kentucky)

Dr. David Ambaras, Japan’s Imperial Underworlds, (Cambridge University Press)

Notable Mentions

Dr. Fred Freitas received an NEH fellowship for 2019-20.

Dr. Dean Bruno named the College’s Outstanding Lecturer for 2018-19

Dr. Blair Kelley  featured in the November issue of NC State's alumni magazine. Dr. Tammy Gordon’s HI 596 course also featured in cover story about 1918 flu epidemic at NC State.

Dr. Xiaolin Duan  awarded a grant from the university's Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program for her proposal:  "Visualizing Cultural Landmarks: An Interactive 3D Map of China’s West Lake"

Dr. Matthew Booker invited to participate in the university's Global Engagement Institute project in East Africa

Dr. Noah Strote’s book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany, received an Honorable Mention in the European Studies Book Award sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University 

Dr. James Banker (Emeritus) honored by European scholars in Italy for his scholarly work on Piero della Francesca. All three of his books have been translated into Italian

Dr. Tom Parker named an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor

Dr. Matthew Booker named a University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Tammy Gordon named Director of Public History at NC State

Dr. Brent Sirota awarded the NEH Long-Term Fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Dr. William Harris presented paper on "Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet Crisis of 1862" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium in Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, on March 17, 2018.  It was televised on C-SPAN.

Visit the Blog

Announcing the History Department’s new blog, “Brick by Brick.”

Brick by Brick strives to provide a space for graduate students, faculty and alumni to share ongoing research, exchange ideas and resources, and explore topics through the research of their peers. We feature contributions from all aspects of the discipline, academic or professional, especially those concerning the contemporary ramifications and relevance of historical scholarship. Read More.

9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university