As a Historical Studies student, you will explore human history and the nature of human existence by examining topics such as the development of social, political and religious groups; national experiences; a particular time period or important historic figure or event; or themes such as women in history. You also will develop valuable research, analytical and communications skills as, together with a faculty mentor, you create a program to meet your specific needs and goals.
Why choose a degree in Historical Studies?
Students with a degree in Historical Studies are prepared to go on to careers in:
- Historic preservation and restoration,
- Work in a museum or library,
- Graduate school,
- Public history, or
As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire State College offers the following degrees in Historical Studies:
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Combined B.A. or B.S. in Historical Studies/MAT in Adolescent Education
Taking individual courses as a nondegree student also is possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students.
- American History
- Asian-American History
- History of Women in the U.S.
- Military History
- Modern Social and Economic History
- History and Literature
- Public History
You can focus on a single area such as American history, or create an interdisciplinary concentration that connects or combines perspectives exploring a theme or topic.
For detailed guidelines and sample degree programs visit the Historical Studies area of study web page.