The Department of History at the College of Staten Island is a community of professional historians committed to excellence in teaching and research. The primary teaching mission of the department is the undergraduate major; secondly, the department is committed to the general education of the College’s undergraduates; and finally, it offers the master’s degree. Our faculty of specialists train students in specific skills related to our discipline and provide geographic, thematic, and chronological coverage of the past from a global perspective. Our mission to the major reinforces general education objectives of critical thinking, reading, writing, and communication skills.
Our master’s program trains graduate students in advanced historical methods of research and analysis and provides in-depth seminars that reflect diverse specialties in the department. Our faculty take seriously our responsibility to mentor students. As a community of scholars committed to free inquiry and critical thinking, we aim to help students gain a sophisticated knowledge of history and the professional skills of historians. We foster the professional development of our faculty by supporting their research, publication, involvement in professional associations, and participation in the programs of the CUNY Graduate Center.
Obtainable jobs with this position
- Historians as Educators
- Historians as Researchers
- Historians as Writers and Editors
- Historians as Information Managers
- Historians as Advocates
- Historians as Businesspeople
- Exploring Potential Careers
- “Past Graduates with a BA in History: Where Are They Now?”
BA Program in History
Instruction in discipline-specific skills and content knowledge of history from a global perspective (see also Minor and Honors).
BA in History/AEd 7-12K
Instruction in discipline-specific skills and content knowledge of history combined with Adolescent Education (Social Studies).
MA Program in History
Professional training for students wishing to advance in teaching, public history, academic, and other professional fields.