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.
Revealing a Different Side of President Carter
Nancy Mitchell lived abroad during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Working as an English teacher at an Irish high school in the late 1970s, Mitchell says it was interesting to view the Carter administration from afar. It was also puzzling, she said, why his presidency — and persona — were often defined by their shortcomings.
You Can't Tell U.S. History Without Black History. Finally, a Museum Gets That
When I walked into the new National Museum of African American History and Culture for a preview last week, my excitement was tempered.
How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.
Alumna, Amy Vidunas, Gives Back to the History Department
Graduate students often find it difficult making ends meet especially if they are going to school full time. Alumna, Amy Vidunas, ’07, wants to make it a little bit easier.
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Jun 7, 2017
Congratulations to our May 2017 Graduates!
We are proud to announce Eric Medlin and Douglas McCallum as our newest recipients of the Master of Arts degree in History and Jeanette Shaffer, Hannah Scruggs, Jason Norris, Katherine Bowers, Nicole Coscolluela, Derek Huss, Claire Kempa, and Ethan Ley as our newest recipients of the Master of Arts degree in Public History.
Jun 2, 2017
Alum brings Archaeology to her students at Leto High School
Pamela K. Xipolitas received her Master's degree from NC State's History program in May 2015. She moved to Florida and in June of the same year was hired at Leto High School where she is bringing Archaeology excavations to her 10th graders.
May 30, 2017
History Alum Wins CHASS Thesis Award
Many congratulations to alum, Sarah Billheimer, for winning this year's CHASS Thesis Award. Billheimer joins a select group of History MAs in winning the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Thesis Award for "Champagne and Shakespeare: Bricktop and Sylvia Beach in Interwar Paris," which was completed under the direction of Professor Katherine Mellen Charron.
9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university