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Message From Chair

North Carolina Central University’s History Department is small, family-oriented, cohesive and student engaged, with a diverse student population and faculty. Our students, both majors and non-majors, learn essential skills that will serve them throughout their lives — research, writing, speaking and critical thinking.

The department has a long-established reputation for distinguished scholarship. We have produced more gradu­ates who have gone on to earn the Ph.D. in history than any other historically black institution in the country. Approximately 100 of our students have received doctorates in history from institutions such as Howard University, Ohio State University, UNC–Chapel Hill, Morgan State University, Northwestern University, the University of California at Berkeley, Rutgers, Miami (Ohio) University, Michigan State University and Georgia State University.

But career opportunities are not limited to the study of history, far from it! With a bachelor’s degree in history, you can be an educator, researcher, journalist, information manager, advocate or businessperson. Other possible career options: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, Foreign Service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, legal assistant, lobbyist, public relations staffer. … The list is almost limitless. You will also be prepared to enter graduate and professional schools in law or business.

In our B.A. and M.A. programs, you will gain hands-on research experience — in the classroom, internships and studies abroad. You will work with our award-winning faculty and with archivists and museum curators to develop innovative research projects, and you will have chances to present your findings at local and national conferences. We offer graduate assistantships and tuition waivers to qualified graduate applicants.

As you move forward into a wonderfully exciting time in your life, I sincerely hope that you will explore the department of History at North Carolina Central University as a possibility for your future.

Jim C. Harper, II

Chair, Department of History

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