• A well rounded program for over 150 years

    A well rounded program for over 150 years

    Preparing students for careers in many fields, as well as for graduate and professional schools

A Powerful Educational Experience

NU’s history degree equips students with the tools of historical thinking, which they can then apply to a broad range of career fields through the department’s extensive internship program.

History majors develop valuable 21st century skills such as clear written and oral communication, sound research techniques, and critical thinking as they learn to analyze historical evidence.

Studying the past helps students to understand the present and anticipate the future, as well as to better appreciate our multicultural society and their place in it.

A Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The history department offers innovative, high-interest courses in US and global history that allow students to explore the historical context of the complex issues facing the world today. History majors can complete minors in fields such as pre-law, business, economics, communications, or writing studies that complement the history program and advance their career goals. Minors in Public History, Africana/Black Studies, Women’s Studies, and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies provide opportunities for students to develop areas of interdisciplinary expertise.

Public Policy


Median Pay for Historians in 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


History students can pursue a double major or minors, participate in internships, or apply for the 3 + 3 pre-law program with University at Buffalo School of Law.


Students will be prepared with course-embedded career modules and an extensive internship pro-gram. Faculty advisers meet with students regularly, and help them chart a sound professional path.


Award-winning faculty members are recognized as research leaders in their fields, publish in nationally and internationally-recog-nized journals, and collaborate with local public history sites and museums.