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.
This is our clarion call, which urges us all to never be complacent, to always keep moving forward, to lead with confidence and reach high. It embodies our commitment to the future, to innovation and discovery, and to dancing in-step with an ever-changing world.
Nolan Cool is both a history buff and lifelong resident of the Mohawk Valley (he grew up in Frankfort, NY). So when it was time for the history major to choose a topic for his senior project, he was excited to stumble upon an area of Mohawk Valley history that other historians had largely ignored: The fur trade.
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.
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.
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.
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:
@ Series: These programs celebrate anniversaries of various events such as the Gettysburg Address@150, the Voting Rights Act@50, or WWI@100.