History Major


History Major (710) (120 credits)

The History major at SUNY Plattsburgh provides students with a comprehensive exposure to historical events, processes, and thinking from the Renaissance through the modern period. Students generally begin by taking lower division courses that focus on specific world regions during discrete eras.

Majors then build on this experience by taking at least four upper division courses that focus more narrowly on historical themes that are the expertise of the program's faculty members. History majors must also broaden their learning experience by satisfying either another major or minor, study abroad, 12 hours of language, or several other options.

The program is designed so that students are increasingly challenged to develop their critical thinking, communication, research, and writing skills. History majors complete their education with a capstone senior project in which the student works one-on-one with another faculty member on a historical project of the student's choosing.

Program Requirements

For specific details, please contact the History Program Chair, Dr. Wendy Gordon or speak to your academic advisor.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about the history program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Gary Kroll, Chair
Office: Champlain Valley Hall 323
Phone: (518) 564-2738
Fax: (518) 564-2212
Email: krollgm@plattsburgh.edu