Learn how the past can help shape your future!

Our students learn about real people and events in history that will influence and change their lives today. You can choose specialized courses such as:

  • Public History
  • Archaeology
  • American Slavery
  • Military History
  • Ancient History

We offer a public history program, developed for students who are interested in careers in museums and other historical agencies, and also participate in the five-year Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT).   

You will have the opportunity to participate in internship experiences at museums, archeological digs and government agencies. 

Our mission is to act as a bridge to the humanities, the social sciences and the hard sciences.

Information Update for Faculty:

A new IDEA web site has been created. This provides faculty with information about the survey and survey administration.

Upcoming Radio Broadcast with Dr. James Allison.   NPR's With Good Reason - Thursday, Oct. 23, 1 pm, (Norfolk's WHRV 89.9). Dr. Allison will discuss the early struggles between Native Americans and the U.S. government centered on gold claims. Dr. Allison says the tension now centers on the new black gold - coal. Be sure to tune in!

Attention Students:
Application Form for Practicum (Hist 491): Spring 2015 - Download form here-Word doc format. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Shuck-Hall.