History

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.

Our department features an award-winning faculty that cares about your growth as a student and an individual. We connect the past to the present, offering 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. 

Contact Information

Nerina Rustomji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
718-990-5227
[email protected] 

Frances Balla
Department Secretary
St. John Hall, Room 244F
718-990-6229
[email protected]

The minor in History requires the successful completion of 15 credits in History including:

  • HIS 1000C Emergence of a Global Society
  • HIS 1010 World History I
  • Nine elective credits chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor

Please note that one of the electives must be a non-Western course.