As a historical studies student, you will explore human history and the nature of human existence by examining topics such as the development of social, political and religious groups, national experiences, a particular time period or important historic figure or event, or themes such as women in history. You also will develop valuable research, analytical and communications skills as, together with a faculty mentor, you create a program to meet your specific needs and goals.
Why choose a degree in historical studies?
Students with a degree in historical studies are prepared to go on to careers in:
- historic preservation and restoration
- museums or libraries
- graduate school
- public history
As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, Empire State College offers the following degrees in historical studies:
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science.
Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students.
- American history
- Asian American history
- history of women in the U.S.
- military history
- modern social and economic history
- history and literature
- public history.
You can focus on a single area such as American history, or create an interdisciplinary concentration that connects or combines perspectives exploring a theme or topic.