Department of History and Political Science

Welcome to the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  We are home to students and faculty dedicated to the discovery and study of historical events, movements, people, and ideas that structure and frame the rich, textured, and diverse world in which we live.  For updates on events and other happenings, please sign our Guestbook.

Department Mission

The primary goals of the History and Political Science Department are to foster students' aspirations, to cultivate intellectual curiosity, and to prepare graduates for successful careers. Departmental courses are designed to develop skills in written and oral communication, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, intercultural and global awareness, and scholarly research. The department’s rigorous curriculum promotes the development of reason, an understanding of the past, and reflective inquiry to inspire informed, engaged citizens.

What We Offer


We offer undergraduate degrees in History and History Education as well as minors in History, Military Leadership, and African American/African History.  Our graduate program offers a degree in History Education (Master of Arts in Teaching).  In addition to history courses, we offer courses in geography.
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Political Science:

Political science is the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior. Political science uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine public power, social transformations, the nature of democracies, elections, public opinion, constitutions, technology and society, public policy, and similar issues.


Contact Us

Department of History
North Carolina A&T State University
324 Gibbs Hall
1601 E. Market St
Greensboro, NC 27411

Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood, Professor and Chair

Dr. Ayanna Armstrong, Associate Chair

Ph:   (336)285-2324
Fax:  (336)334-7837

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Academic Advising Conference Set for May 14 at North Carolina A&T

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host its third-annual North Carolina Academic Advising Conference on Monday, May 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building.

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 127th Founder’s Day March 22

N.C. A&T State University will hold its annual Founders Day convocation program, from 10 a.m. – noon, Thursday, March 22, in Harrison Auditorium. Tonya Smith- Jackson, Ph.D., CPE will deliver the keynote address.

N.C. A&T Receives $1 Million to Support Scholarships for the College of Engineering

N.C. A&T State University’s leadership in education of the engineers of tomorrow so energized a supporter that the individual recently gave $1 million to support engineering student scholarships over the next five years.