Welcome to the History Department

Congratulations to the

History Department 2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients


Gabriel Winslow

Clifton Oxendine History Memorial Scholarship

Jessica Wainer

Dr. David Eliades Memorial Scholarship in History

De'Maurion Shelley

Max M. Weinstein History Scholarship

Savanna Lowery

James C. Maynor Scholarship

Jacob Butler

Greg & Gail Allen Scholarship in History

Brennan Walker

Dr. Jeffrey K. Lucas Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Brenda Chavez Soriano

Dr. Bruce DeHart Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Mason Schwenneker

Dr. James Ebert NC Sons of the Revolution American History Scholarship


. . . and to the History Department's



Santevia Reaves

2023 Outstanding Senior

Leena Adams

2023 Outstanding Sophomore


The Department & Discipline

History is an intellectually liberating discipline and a core component of a liberal arts education. Through the study of the political, social, and cultural aspects of the modern world and the rise, flourishing, and decline of major civilizations in the past, an individual gains insight into the shared experiences and achievements of humanity, acquires a perspective broadened by the study of peoples at different times and in different places, and develops analytical modes of thought. The study of History thus enables the individual to understand the perennial issues confronting human beings living in society, making more likely an informed, reasoned, and intelligent response to these problems.

The Department offers programs of study for students interested in virtually any career or profession. It provides a solid foundation for those who wish to teach History or the Social Studies and for the study of History at the graduate level. Courses offered by the Department likewise provide an excellent background for students who wish to study law, enter government service, or seek employment in other professions or the business world. History is thus an ideal major for the student seeking a liberal arts education rather than specific job training. Information about careers for History majors is available from the American Historical Association; just click on this link: "Careers in History".

Programs of study offered by the Department of History include a major and a minor in History and licensure programs in Secondary and Middle-Grades Social Studies Education. The Department additionally coordinates minors in African American Studies and Asian Studies. The History Department also coordinates M.A. and M.A.T. degrees in Social Studies Education. Each History major or licensure candidate is assigned an advisor who helps the student plan and approves his or her program of study. Students planning graduate study in History should acquire a reading knowledge of one modern foreign language.

We encourage alumni with majors in History, Social Studies Education, or American Studies to keep us informed about your current address and professional activities. An online Alumni Information Form allows you easily to provide that information and offer us comments or feedback. The History Department has also just posted an online Alumni Directory and is eager to post alumni information.


Chair: Dr. Jaime A. Martinez

Administrative Support Associate:  Mia Lucas 

Location: 203 Adolph L. Dial Humanities Building

Mailing Address: Department of History, PO Box 1510, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

Phone Number: (910) 521-6229

Fax Number: (910) 775-4026

Office of Admissions: (910) 521-6262


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