Historical studies train individuals to better understand the present and to more intelligently shape the future by deepening their knowledge of the past.

At SUNY Geneseo, we’ve designed a curriculum that will help you acquire the practical and intellectual skills which are integral to the discipline of history, and which are foundational to creative and independent thought. These skills include the ability to read deeply and critically, to understand the strengths and weaknesses of an argument, to locate evidence and put it in its proper context, and to convey ideas clearly to a broad range of audiences.

Our students compete successfully  for departmental, regional, and national awards and scholarships, and undertake internships which help them hone their skills while forging links with the local community.

With a degree in history from SUNY Geneseo, you’ll join the ranks of so many of our alumni who’ve found success in a wide variety of fields: from the classroom to the boardroom, from museums to medicine.

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