History students at UNC Asheville participate in a variety of activities on and off the campus.
Some history majors receive course credit and valuable experience through internships with archives, museums and historic or government agencies. At UNC Asheville, internships are encouraged in all disciplines to enable students to get valuable first-hand experience.
Students have recently served as interns at the Thomas Wolfe House, the Vance Birthplace, UNC Asheville Special Collections, the Smith-McDowell House, and at the Swannanoa Valley Museum in nearby Black Mountain.
In addition, history majors participate in a variety of service projects, most notably regular clean-up days at the South Asheville Cemetery, the oldest African-American cemetery in Buncombe County.
Students also regularly present their original historical research at venues such as the Appalachian Studies Association annual meeting, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, regional Phi Alpha Theta meetings, the Big SURS Undergraduate Research Symposium, and on-campus symposia.