As a history major, you are probably an analytical thinker and may even be fascinated by social and economic trends. You may also enjoy traveling. At Queens, you won't just memorize dates and names. You will study, analyze and discuss the impact of historical events on society today. Your studies can include American founders, Queen Elizabeth, the American West and Jesse James, Napoleon, Cortes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement or the turmoil of war in the 20th and 21st centuries. Whether you're interested in studying a particular era, concept, region or historical figure, Queens provides a flexible curriculum so that you can attain foundational knowledge while exploring your interests. We also offer several minors to foster to those interests. Our collaborative learning environment engages and unites our students and faculty to promote innovative thinking and research.
General Education Requirements
Why Study History at Queens?
- Historically Speaking, We're Here to Stay
Not only will you master substantive knowledge; you will also gain creativity, interdisciplinary knowledge, problem-solving and dynamic-thinking skills -- all immensely valuable in the work force.
- We Want You!
As a history major, you are invited to join other history aficionados in clubs such as Student Government Association, Phi Alpha Theta, College Democrats and College Republicans.
Our history majors have held internships in government agencies, museums, libraries, banks, accounting firms and non-profits. Some specifics include:
- James K. Polk State Historic Site
- The Washington Center in DC
- La Galeria del Banco de la Nacion
"I attended the Oxford International Model United Nations conference with a team of Queens students. The experience and knowledge I gained has directly led to so many other wonderful opportunities, including my graduate program at Oxford, my previous research position at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and my ability to progress within the highly competitive Washington, DC nonprofit sector." -History major Lindsey Collins '11
When You Graduate
Our history majors have attained employment as communication and human resource specialists, banking and finance accountants, sales representatives, marketing analysts and researchers, publishing editors and acquisition specialists, researchers and librarians. Others have pursued graduate study in history, law, communication, public policy, political science, and theology. These students have moved on to selective, prestigious institutions such as Duke University, Oxford University, George Washington University, Yale University and Exeter University.
You will also have the option at Queens to attain licensure to teach history or social studies at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in collaboration with our Cato School of Education.
Queens history major SK Ferrell '06 went on to earn her Master's in Public Communication from American University. She is now Chief of Staff at Citizen Schools NC. She says, "I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to travel abroad to Italy. During the semester before our trip my classmates and I studied the history, culture, language, and art of Italy, so that when we arrived we knew what we were seeing and why it was important. In addition, travelling with three professors and about 20 students was such a fun way to see and experience another culture!"
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.