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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.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Major


  • B.A.


  • Utica Campus
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History at Utica

Career Opportunities

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 & Government
    • Teaching
    • Law
    • Library Science
    • and More!
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The History Project

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.

Brown Bag Talks

A monthly series of presentations by historians on a variety of historical topics and geographic locations.

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.

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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
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Phi Alpha Theta History Society

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.   


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.

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History Club

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.


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.

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