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History Department

Earning a degree in history provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the issues and events that shape today’s global society. Studying history is also a proven way to develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in most fields, including business, law, journalism, public policy and teaching. Jobs for history teachers alone are expected to rise 13 percent over the next few years.

Discover the advantages of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at St. John’s University. This 126-credit program is your introduction to many exciting careers, and the skills you develop will increase your chances for a successful career in almost any field.

Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — the University's oldest division — the program features an award-winning faculty that cares about your growth as a student and an individual. Our History program connects the past to the present, providing an in-depth study of the world’s major civilizations, cultures and events. From ancient to contemporary times, course offerings span the globe and include the histories of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. We invite you to view our department blog, which showcases student projects and keeps current students up to date with history-related events and faculty research. 

As a history major you will learn vital skills such as effective writing, critical analysis, in-depth research and interdisciplinary thinking, all of which will prove extremely valuable as you pursue a career after graduation. 

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Dr. Nerina Rustomji
Professor and Chair
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Frances Balla
Department Secretary
St. John Hall, Room 244F
Queens, NY 11439
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