With your degree in history, you can become an educator, researcher, communicator, editor, information manager, archivist, lawyer or businessperson, to mention a few.
SUNY Cortland’s History Department offers a major in history and one in history with preparation for teaching social studies in grades 7-12. As a major in either area, you will have opportunities for interdisciplinary work in journalism, English, cinema study, education, other social sciences and multicultural studies.
As a history major you will be encouraged to combine your studies with legislative internships in Albany and study abroad programs. Your course work will teach you how to be a historian as well as a good citizen capable of sifting through information, deciding what is important to remember, drawing reasonable conclusions and building sound arguments that address specific problems.
Our History Club will connect you with faculty and other history majors, and will allow you to participate in trips to New York City and Philadelphia, as well as in civic activities such as city clean-ups.
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There will be a memorial service for retired SUNY Cortland History professor Frank Burdick on March 24th at 2 PM at the SUNY Cortland Alumni House (on Tompkins Street) in Cortland. All are welcome to pay their respects.
- Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and History (7-12) [SST and HIS]
- History [HIS]
- History Minor [HIS]
The History Club is one of SUNY Cortland’s fastest growing organizations on campus! Its goals are to provide a social setting for developing interests in historical topics and to establish a better relationship between faculty and students.Read More About History Department Clubs