College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of History and Political Science

Whether your interests lie in understanding the stories and events of the past or the governmental systems and political activity today, the Department of History and Political Science has rich and diverse study and degree options for you.

Our faculty will help foster your aspirations and goals, spur your intellectual curiosity and lead you in preparation for a successful career. 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.


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 and Political Science
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

Phone: 336-285-2324
Fax: 336-334-7837