Learn about the past to prepare for your future with a degree in history from UNC Greensboro.
This program covers U.S., European, and “wider world” history with a goal of understanding the human past from the perspectives of the people who lived it. Through this program, you will learn to gather and analyze primary sources, interpret complex phenomena, and communicate effectively in both writing and speaking.
Professors in UNCG’s Department of History regularly win university-wide teaching and mentorship awards for their commitment to student success.
A hallmark of this program is the opportunity to participate in real-world public history projects and internships.
History faculty regularly publish books and articles and win awards for their research.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
You can design a course of study that fits your personal interests. Because history is closely related to many other disciplines, you can consult with your advisors about using your liberal education requirements and electives to build a coherent series of related courses.
Engaging internships are available. Past history majors have interned at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, Greensboro Historical Museum, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the High Point Museum, and UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives.
The UNCG History Club is the longest-running student group on campus and regularly engages students in history-related lectures, movies, games, trips, and more.
Students can fulfill up to four general education requirements with just history courses
The history major requires only 30 credit hours of courses, leaving room for students to pursue second majors and minors in other disciplines
You will learn skills such as critical thinking, communications, analytic reasoning, and research that transfer to many different job settings.
Many proceed to graduate programs in law or advanced history degrees at universities around the country.