The History Department offers students numerous advising resources to assist them with all things related to studying history at UNC, from making the initial decision to become a history major or minor to thinking about what to do after they complete their degree. Although history majors are not assigned individual faculty advisers, they are strongly encouraged to seek out the advice of their professors during office hours, especially if they are considering an independent study project, senior honors thesis or applying for graduate study.
The Undergraduate Adviser and Transfer Credit Officer, Dr. Matthew Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as a general advising resource for all history majors and minors as well as first- and second-year students who are considering a degree in history.
Specifically, he can:
- provide detailed information about the history major or minor.
- help you with academic planning and course selection.
- refer you to specific professors who specialize in areas you’re interested in.
- check your progress toward meeting degree requirements.
- help you navigate various administrative processes.
- offer advice on Independent Study and the Senior Honors Program.
- help you find, apply to, and receive academic credit for Internships.
- help you plan for a study abroad program.
- evaluate transfer courses for history major credit.
- offer advice about graduate school and other post-graduate programs.
- help you think about possible careers and ways to approach job searches.
- refer you to relevant campus resources.
- discuss any other questions, concerns, or problems you may have.
Dr. Andrews holds several walk-in office hours each week in Hamilton Hall 515. For his current Office Hours you can contact the History Department. You can also make an appointment to see him in the Steele Building. To do this, go to the Academic Advising webpage (advising.unc.edu), click on “Make an Appointment,” and find his name.
Hamilton Hall 515
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Students may also consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Brett Whalen (email@example.com). The DUS oversees the undergraduate program and rules on all matters related to the History Department’s undergraduate policies.
The Undergraduate Coordinator, Jeanette Jennings (firstname.lastname@example.org), can help students with questions about course registration, scheduling, and enrolling in History 390 seminars. Her office is located in the main History Department office on the fifth floor of Hamilton Hall
Although history majors are not assigned individual faculty advisers, they are strongly encouraged to seek out the advice of their professors during office hours, especially if they are considering an independent study project, senior honors thesis or applying for graduate study.
Useful Links for History Majors
- “Navigating the Graduate Admissions Process” by Michael H. Creswell Perspectives on History, December 2009. (This is an excellent article about applying to graduate programs in history at any university).