Department of History and Sociology formed when rural sociology curriculum was separated from the program. A separate Department of Rural Sociology was also created.
The first Ph.D. is conferred; Jesse Mowry receives the degree in the field of Rural Sociology.
Lillian P. Wallace becomes the first woman to earn a masters degree in Education. She went on to publish several historical works on politics in Europe. Virginia F. Harris becomes the first woman to earn a masters degree in Rural Sociology.
The result of this merger was the creation of the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department.
Department of History and Sociology divided into two departments: Department of History and Department of Sociology.
Department of Sociology renamed the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Dorothy Williams becomes the first African-American instructor with faculty ranking, teaching in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Department of Rural Sociology merges with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, retaining the latter name.
NC State publishes "In a Black Perspective." This pamphlet tallies the university's black community at nine professors and 222 students (out of a total 13,809), and lists courses focusing on black history and culture: two in Political Science and one on race relations in Sociology.