The Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Norfolk State University offers a spectrum of courses in local, national, and world history. Students can work towards a B.A. in history in one of five tracks: B.A. in History, B.A. in History-Online, B.A. in History-Social Science, B.A. in History-Military Science (Army) or B.A. in History-Military Science (Navy). Students can also minor in history or earn a concentration in the African Diaspora in addition to a traditional bachelors degree. Departmental faculty work in tandem with students to create an active community, where civic-oriented historians study their city's past in order to improve their nation's present and their world's future. Our department is home to the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the Study of the African Diaspora, which hosts exciting programming on the history of people of African descent in the world.
Our alumni go on to successful careers in a variety of fields, including teaching and business. You can read about their successes on our Alumni News page.
The History Department at Norfolk State University is also a member of the American Historical Association's Tuning Project, which seeks to redefine and strengthen the history major in the ever changing and globalizing world.
The general objectives of the department are:
- Students will develop an historical argument with a clear thesis supported by evidence from primary and secondary sources.
- Students will communicate their ideas clearly in an organized format that follows the guidelines given in the assignment.
- Students will demonstrate a clear grasp of grammar and mechanics.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a research plan.
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For information on other degree programs at NSU, please contact the Office of the Provost.