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By examining the past, you understand the present and can create a better future.

Historians study humanity's past successes and failures, eras of brilliance and times of darkness, enlightened civilizations and devastating regimes — all of which help explain the present. And with a firm understanding of what preceded us, you can shape where we are headed. A bachelor's degree in history means that you've learned which ideals, systems and structures benefited mankind and which ones didn't, and that can ease your entry into almost any field, such as government, education and business. Our Department of History faculty, which includes Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, will work closely with you to advise you on the myriad opportunities awaiting you. 

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Gunja SenGupta
Deputy Chairperson: Brigid O'Keeffe

Location: 1105 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5303
Fax: 718.951.4504