About This Program
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.
Why Utica College
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.
History at Utica
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Public Service & Government
- Library Science
- and More!
The History Project
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.
History at Utica College
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
Student Voices: Tyena Garcia
History major Tyena Garcia talks about her life at UC, her program, and her plans for the future.
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.LEARN MORE
Student Voices: David Cooney
History major, philosophy minor, and U.S. Army veteran David Cooney talks about his experience at Utica College and his passion for preserving the past for future generations.
Pandemic Oral History Project
The Utica College Center for Historical Research hopes to create a digital record of peoples’ experiences during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic.Learn More
Student Voices: Noah Howard
A brief conversation with history major Noah Howard about his professors, his research internship, and his plans for the future.
Open to the entire campus community, History Club undertakes several trips each academic year. Past trips have included: Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Sleepy Hollow, New York, and excursions through the Mohawk Valley corridor to explore the region’s Revolutionary War roots.LEARN MORE
Student Voices: Alexis Holmer '16
A brief conversation with Alexis Holmer '16, recent graduate of Utica College's history major, about her faculty mentors, her research, her internship at Utica's Refugee Center, and more.
Student Voices: Joe Giametta
History major Joe Giametta talks about how he fell in love with Utica College the first time he visited.