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.

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Department News


Economics to be big March topic

Visiting speakers will delve into the money woes of ordinary and poor people.

SUNY Cortland supports CROP Hunger Walk

A record for the most money raised was made at this year’s 25th annual walk on Oct. 27.

College Archives plans open house

Come learn ways to delve into the university's long history for fun or scholarship.

CROP Hunger Walk set for Oct. 27

SUNY Cortland students have made it a fundraising success for 25 years.

Students, faculty offered free global news briefings

Students can receive free daily news briefings on important international events.


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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