Major in History

You Belong Here

You value the past and the lessons it can teach us about the future. You’re curious about diverse cultures and societies, how they develop and grow. History may be the major for you.


Semester Primary Research Experience

The History Project

Why UC?

Utica College's history program offers remarkable breadth and flexibility. As a history major, students work closely with an extremely accomplished faculty to explore the discipline through scholarship and real-world learning experiences. First among these is the College's highly regarded History Project, a two-semester program in primary research with the opportunity to have your original work featured in the Project's annual publication.

Learn more about UC’s history faculty.

What You’ll Learn

The major in history is designed for students who seek an understanding of the human condition through its historical development. The curriculum provides foundational learning in American and world history with opportunities for focused, upper-level coursework and research in several specific areas.

Learn more:

Utica College has published 14 issues of The History Project, an annual publication featuring history students’ research, which have been distributed to libraries, schools, and historical societies. Copies are available at UC's Gannett Library.


A Degree that Works

History is one of the most flexible areas of the liberal arts. A UC degree in history helps lay the foundation for a rewarding career in a broad spectrum of fields, including public service and government, teaching, law, library science, and many more. UC history alumni have taken leadership positions at:

  • Washington Trust Bank
  • UGL Unicco
  • New York State Department of Law
  • George Mason University
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Aviation
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