The purpose of history is to provide a broad liberal arts education that addresses fundamental questions about the nature of humanity, of society, of past experiences and of the times in which we live. UNC Asheville History graduates use their training in numerous ways: half the majors have entered careers in business and education, while the remainder are employed in such fields as national and state government, law, medicine, banking, the military, the ministry, social service, law enforcement, graduate study and archival work. This partial list demonstrates the diversity of careers open to those trained in history.
Declaration of History Major or Minor
Students can choose from the general major in history, major in history with teaching licensure, or minor in history.
History with Teacher Licensure
Students desiring History with Teacher Licensure in Social Studies should complete the following program, review the requirements found in the Education section of the catalog, and consult with the appropriate advisor in the Education Department.
Students seeking middle school licensure should review requirements found in the Education section of the catalog and see the appropriate licensure advisor for additional information.
Review the course requirements in the UNC Asheville Course Catalog for more information regarding the history majors and minor.
Credit for Courses Outside History
As many as 8 semester hours of credit for courses outside the area of history may be counted towards the requirements of either programs if approved by the Department Chair. Up to 4 semester hours of credit for courses outside the area of history may be counted towards the minor if approved by the Department Chair.
Declaration of Major or Minor
Students can declare their major or minor online.