Welcome! The Department of History provides students with a thorough grounding in the past, seen from both social scientific and humanistic perspectives, and in the nature of history and historical analysis.

The study of history prepares students to pursue careers in fields as diverse as law, education, religion, journalism and media, business and government.

Undergraduates choose one of three concentrations (US, European, or World history), and an honors program and combined B.A./M.A. program are also available to qualified students. In addition, the Department participates in several interdepartmental programs, including Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies (with a concentration in Documentary Studies), Social Studies, Women's Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Russian and East European Studies.

On a graduate level, the Department of History offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree, a Master of Arts degree in History, a Master of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Public History, and a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Public History. The M.A. in History may also be combined with the M.S. in Information Science. In addition, the department participates in several interdepartmental programs, such as Social Studies (which the department administers) and Liberal Studies.

Department News

History Faculty Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowships at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks Library

Congratulations to Professors Demitry Korobeynikov and John F. Schwaller, both of whom earned research fellowships at the Dumbarton Oaks Library, Harvard University's Washington D.C.-based institute dedicated to supporting scholarship in Byzantine and Pre-Columbian studies. For more on Dumbarton Oaks, click here.

History Alumna Marina Chu Excels at Albany Law School

After three years at UAlbany Marina Chu rolled her History major into Albany Law School by capitalizing on the 3+3 program. To read her story and learn more about the UAlbany/Albany Law School 3+3 program, click click here.

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