Welcome to the Home Page for the Department of History and Geography at Nicholls State University. We offer the following undergraduate programs:

  •  History (major and minor)
  • Geography (minor)

Our Department is the academic home for experienced faculty dedicated to teaching, service, and research and to undergraduate students who share a devotion to learning and appreciation for the study of history.   Our program offers instruction that provides a solid foundation in the history of a variety of regions and cultures to enable students to write coherently, and to think critically and logically about complex societies and issues.

The history program is especially strong in modern history, military history, and Louisiana history.  The history program promotes awareness of state and local history and culture, especially the history of the bayou region, and faculty are involved in a variety of community events.  Through its affiliation with the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the program offers opportunities to earn college credit for study programs in New Orleans and Normandy, France.  And for the past 44 years, history faculty have led the Nicholls Europe program which provides students with an opportunity to travel to and study in Europe.

A recent study in the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that history graduates have the highest median earnings of graduates in the liberal arts.  Graduates of the history program find employment in many areas including teaching, government, museums, archives, law, industry, and the armed forces. Many graduates further their education in law school or graduate school.

In these pages, you will be able to learn a great deal about the department, its faculty, its affiliated organizations, its study abroad programs, and its course offerings. We encourage you to search through our links and to contact Dr. Paul Wilson if you have any questions about majoring in history.

Dr. Paul Wilson
Department Head, History & Geography

Ms. Lillian Talbot
Administrative Coordinator