Undergraduate Programs in History

The Department of History at the University at Albany will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of fields, including law, education, religion, journalism, business and government.

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While earning your B.A. in History, you’ll train to be a critical thinker – which will put you ahead in the workplace – as you tackle society’s biggest issues in the classroom. You’ll learn to ask the right questions, analyze evidence expertly, communicate clearly and make a little history yourself by completing an original capstone experience.

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The Department of History's honors program is a two-semester experience designed to provide well-qualified students with closer contact with faculty and more intensive training in historical research and writing.

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The combined B.A./M.A. program in history provides an opportunity for students of recognized academic ability and educational maturity to fulfill integrated requirements of undergraduate and master’s degree programs from the beginning of their junior year.