Department of History

By staying engaged and enlightened in learning what has occurred in the past, History students understand our present on a deeper level and know how to better our future.

Taught by award-winning professors who serve as active history scholars and authors, Department of History students undergo one of the most demanding, thus potentially most rewarding, courses of study at Greensboro College. History classes incorporate a variety of textual, visual and audiovisual sources for learning history to help shape students’ analytical and communicative skills and prepare them for professional experience outside of the classroom at local historic sites, museums and community offices, or down the road as professional experts in the field.

History (B.A.) Major

Students engage with a wide breadth of historical contexts and critically analyze their learnings to understand how and why the world operates as it does today.

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History-Political Science (B.A.) Major

This major best suits students with career dreams of becoming a lawyer, pursuing government work or studying public policy at the graduate level.

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History-Religion (B.A.) Major

Students focus primarily on history regarding religious contexts.

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History Education (B.A.) Major

Students learn the best practices of being a history teacher and may pursue a teaching licensure in history, which is a state certification required by most K-12 schools.

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Dr. Allison Palmadessa '03
History Department Chair, Associate Professor of History
208 Proctor Hall West

336-272-7102, ext. 5325

Dr. Mike Sistrom
Professor of History
224 Proctor Hall West

336-272-7102, ext.​ 5306

Memberships & Accreditations

Our Department of History is part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for history-related disciplines. They include:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


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