History Department


SUNY Cortland’s History Department offers two majors, a minor, and a graduate program. Browse our department webpage to explore options. 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


Students, faculty offered free global news briefings

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

Class Creates 'Flying Frogs' Proposal

Students visited the Adirondacks to hatch fixes for the park's economic and environmental issues.

Cortland Normal School Cornerstone to be Rededicated at Old Main

Cortland Normal School's 150-year-old cornerstone will be rededicated in Old Main on May 8.

Book Explores Untold Civil Rights Movement Story

Evan Faulkenbury's 'Poll Power' explains the role the Voter Education Project played in Southern elections.

College Writing Committee Posts Winners

This year marks the 20th year of the contest sponsored by the College Writing Committee.


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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