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The HISTORY major provides students with an understanding of the depth of the human past while simultaneously learning the methods of historical analysis that are central to critical thinking. In addition to learning about important events, people, and cultures, history majors learn about causation, textual interpretation, and comparative analysis. Students also gain a familiarity with the diversity of world cultures and learn to look at social problems in a global perspective.

Career Opportunities for History majors:

  • History majors can pursue careers in teaching at various levels. (See NCWC Catalog portion on Teacher Education for addition requirements for teaching licensure)
  • Museum work – curating, archiving, restoration.
  • Graduate study in History and social science or humanities fields.
  • The reading and writing intensity of the history major is excellent preparation for the study of law.

Recent graduates from the History program:

  • Tony Arreola (Class of 2010) is working for an immigration law practice in Greenville, NC and will attend the North Carolina Central University School of Law in the Fall of 2014.
  • Joshua Akers (Class of 2011) recently earned his M.A. in History from James Madison University and began a Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  • Jacob Strickland (Class of 2012) is a sworn police officer in Rocky Mount, NC. 


History Faculty Contacts:

Assistant Professor of History
University of Missouri
(252) 985-5269


Jonathan Sarris, Ph.D.
History Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of History
University of Georgia
(252) 985-5190