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History Department


SUNY Cortland’s History Department offers two majors, a minor and a graduate program. We have a world-class faculty offering classes ranging from Revolutionary America to Ancient Greece, from Medieval Europe to Modern China, from the Spanish Civil War to Native American History, from World Environmental History to Public History, and dozens more. In our history courses, students don't just study the past — they become historians.

Check out these additional resources on why majoring in history brings a lifetime of opportunity, career choice, and excitement:

Department News


SUNY Cortland earns high marks for online programs

Dec. 14, 2022
The university ranked No. 14 in New York, according to a recent ranking based on cost, student success and reputation. 

Student eyes history and archeology fields

Nov. 14, 2022
Non-traditional student Gina Williams balances a busy home life with dual degree studies.

‘Drachen’ going global in Germany  

Oct. 11, 2022
Students and teachers study how to be ‘global citizens.’  

Campus to join 2022 CROP Hunger Walk 

Oct. 5, 2022
Student participation in the community relief drive is needed more than ever.

Graduate endows business economics scholarship 

Sept. 13, 2022
Bestselling author Cary Carbonaro ’90 focuses on helping women be financially independent.


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.

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