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College Of Arts And Sciences
History
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Why Study History?

Study the past. Understand the present. Start your future at Stony Brook. You'll learn how to conduct historical research, and to develop convincing arguments based on the evidence you uncover. For this reason, History majors graduate with very adaptable and highly employable skills in research, critical thinking, writing, storytelling, and public speaking. You'll enjoy flexibility in planning your courses, the opportunity to get experience studying a related discipline, and the chance to join the international honor society in history, Phi Alpha Theta.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • United States History
  • European History
  • Asian History
  • Latin American History

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • American Women's History to 1900
  • Early African History
  • Egypt of the Pharaohs
  • Europe in the Age of Discovery, 1348-1789

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Training Specialist
  • Youth Counselor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Bronx Community College
  • News America Marketing
  • Kids in Crisis

Interested in this Major?

Department of History

Chair: Paul Gootenberg

Office: S-301 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7500

College Of Arts And Sciences
History
Back to all Programs

Why Study History?

Study the past. Understand the present. Start your future at Stony Brook. You'll learn how to conduct historical research, and to develop convincing arguments based on the evidence you uncover. For this reason, History majors graduate with very adaptable and highly employable skills in research, critical thinking, writing, storytelling, and public speaking. You'll enjoy flexibility in planning your courses, the opportunity to get experience studying a related discipline, and the chance to join the international honor society in history, Phi Alpha Theta.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • United States History
  • European History
  • Asian History
  • Latin American History

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • American Women's History to 1900
  • Early African History
  • Egypt of the Pharaohs
  • Europe in the Age of Discovery, 1348-1789

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Training Specialist
  • Youth Counselor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Bronx Community College
  • News America Marketing
  • Kids in Crisis

Interested in this Major?

Department of History

Chair: Paul Gootenberg

Office: S-301 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7500

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