Welcome to the Department of History at Western Carolina University! Our department offers you a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, and our courses span the historical experience from the ancient world to modern America. Our programs have prepared our graduates for successful careers in public school teaching, academia, public history, and professions such as law, business, banking, or public service.
Our faculty are scholars with national and international reputations who have published widely in their fields. They are all dedicated teachers who believe in challenging, dynamic teaching and take a keen interest in our students’ success in the classroom and after graduation. Together, our students and faculty form a strong community of scholars who seek to better understand the past and its implications for our future.
Come and study with us in Cullowhee and let the study of the history be your ticket to a bright future.
Mary Ella Engel
Interim Department Head