Being a SUNY Cortland history student means you will learn what makes people tick. Sure, most of them are dead, but the dead tell some fantastic stories. Are you ready to listen?
- Professional schools such as law, journalism and library science
- Government (National Park Service, federal agencies, public policy)
- Heritage tourism
- Documentarians and Digital storytellers
- Non-profit agencies and organizations
What Do Historians Become?
Learn to see and make sense of the past. Historians breathe life into old documents.
Cultivate the ability to overcome research obstacles, to think on your feet, to adapt. Historians are enterprising.
Ask the right questions and develop a plan of attack to find answers. Historians solve problems. They develop work-arounds when research trails dry up. They learn to overcome and persevere.
- Project Managers
Take charge of a large research project. Learn to break it in manageable chunks and develop strategies for gathering evidence, organizing your interpretation, and presenting conclusions in ways that convince skeptics.
- History Club
- Study abroad programs
- History honors society
- Individualized research projects
College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities.
- Plan movie nights, community events and field trips to historic sites.
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