History (Minor)

We hold the past as an important source of information that will inspire you on your quest for an enriched and enlightened future.

Students who are interested in studying world events -- whether they are past or present -- are invited to become History Majors at Fayetteville State University. The History curriculum was carefully designed to prepare scholars to function effectively in the twenty-first century. Our long-range goal is to provide the benefits of a quality education in the form of courses offered at the University as well as to produce trained professionals who will serve the surrounding community.

Why minor in history?

Students often chose a minor or concentration in history to complement their training in the College of Education -Teaching major. If you are want to teach Social Studies in the school system or strengthen your historical understanding of events in today's world, this will interest to you. Visit the department Academic Advisor or a member of the History Faculty to review this option as you work toward your career goals.

What Will You Learn?

The History Program at FSU provides students with classes needed to fulfill requirements in the core curriculum in addition to requirements for the History major. The History Program also offers classes in United States, World, African American, European, Diplomatic, Latin American and Military History.

To learn more about course specifics visit the course catalog.

What Will You Do?

Career fields for history majors beyond the classroom include but not limited to: communication, information management, advocacy, business, law, museums, archives, publishing, preservation, consultants.

The History Major will find a wide range of career opportunities upon graduation. As a History Major, students will learn historical inquiry, research, and analytical/critical thinking skills across timelines and borders.


Historians as Educators

  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Historic Sites and Museums

Historians as Researchers

  • Museums and Historical Organizations
  • Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
  • Think Tanks

Historians as Communicators

  • Writers and Editors
  • Journalists
  • Documentary Editors
  • Producers of Multimedia Material

Historians as Information Managers

  • Archivists
  • Records Managers
  • Librarians
  • Information Managers

Historians as Advocates

  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Litigation Support
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Foundations

Historians in Businesses and Associations

  • Historians in Corporations
  • Contract Historians
  • Historians and Nonprofit Associations
Mission Statement

The Area of History at Fayetteville State University takes its responsibilities and commitments seriously in facilitating the development of quality-learning for citizens of southeastern North Carolina and surrounding areas. We hold the past as an important source of information that will inspire our quest for an enriched and enlightened future. History teachers provide the means for accessing this information through the use of techniques involving research, analysis, and synthesis. Through its diverse course offerings which include United States History, African-American History, Asian History, European History, African History, Latin- American History, World History, etc., the Area of History seeks to be thorough in its coverage of global societies.