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:
Oct. 5, 2022
Student participation in the community relief drive is needed more than ever.
Sept. 13, 2022
Bestselling author Cary Carbonaro ’90 focuses on helping women be financially independent.
Aug. 19, 2022
SUNY Cortland graduate Caitlin Goodwin ’11, M ’16 teaches middle school in McGraw, N.Y.
May 2, 2022
A student-run campus walking tour was more concerned with recorded history than lost souls.
April 19, 2022
Associate professor chooses hands-on teaching methods to prepare future elementary educators.
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.