Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

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:

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Department News


Historian meets students where they are

Oct. 15, 2020
Associate Professor Bekeh Ukelina believes open communication with students is crucial to online classes.

Developing a virtual Adirondack field trip

Oct. 13, 2020
Phi Kappa Phi will fund a redesigned course on the famous park’s geography, history and economy.

Friends loved handling emergencies

July 21, 2020
A special class of SUNY Cortland Emergency Medical Services grads still stand out.

SUNY Cortland aims to preserve COVID-19 history

May 19, 2020
The College Archives seeks campus community artifacts on the pandemic.

Library posters and talks focus on suffragettes

March 10, 2020
These Cortland County notables worked to win women’s right to vote.


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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