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:
Sept. 22, 2023
SUNY Cortland’s ‘Forever Wild’ history program has earned a fifth round of NEH funding.
Sept. 18, 2023
Campus events include a talk by award-winning author Esmeralda Santiago on Monday, Oct. 2.
Aug. 29, 2023
Students will be served generous helpings of lively academic discussion on this timely topic.
May 16, 2023
Kasey Jacob ’21 will soon return to India after earning a student research grant.
April 17, 2023
The “Labor Spring” events will include a panel, an academic lecture and a rally.
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.