College of Arts and Sciences
About the Department

The Department of History offers programs of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Arts and to the degree Master of Arts. By presenting the story of human achievements, hopes and frustrations, struggles and triumphs, the department helps the inquiring student to understand this complex world and shape its future.

On the undergraduate level, students majoring in history achieve a background particularly desirable for graduate study and careers in business, law, education and journalism. Students majoring in history acquire an understanding of culture and institutions that prepares them for careers in these fields.

Among the courses students take at the University, those in history are particularly well-suited to broaden their perspectives and prepare them to live in the present complex world. Most activities and careers of modern life involve aspects that extend beyond national borders. It is essential to understand the past of other peoples to understand their cultures and to work with them.

Under the auspices of the Department of History, the College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that confers a certificate of proficiency in Russian and East European studies in conjunction with a bachelor of arts degree in an academic discipline. Majors also have the opportunity to take History Honors as seniors, to conduct directed Research, enabling majors to graduate with distinction.  Associated Programs »

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Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they are models of academic excellence.

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Location & Facilities
Fahy Hall

Fahy Hall. Opened in 1968, this building houses many departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the dean of this College. In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, it contains communication and language laboratories, and a television studio.

The University Libraries have notable resources, including extensive holdings of almost 700,000 book volumes, and 1,127 current periodical subscriptions, back-files of more than 6,500 serial titles, electronic access to full text articles in more than 25,000 journals, a broad selection of indexing and abstracting services in both digital and print formats, various microform collections, music CDs, and audiovisual aids.  A complete listing of database resources can be found at

Contact Us

Department of History
(973) 275-2984
Fahy Hall Rm. 339

Department Chair

Chair: Nathaniel Knight, Ph.D.
Address: Fahy Hall, Room 340
Telephone: 973-275-2178

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