Are you fascinated by the past? Do you want the opportunity to become a global thinker?
Someone who better understands the systems and structures that built civilizations and societies? Someone who delves into the history of humankind to better understand the present and the future?
If the mysteries of the past excite you, then a history major at SJC Brooklyn is the perfect choice. From the Renaissance to the World Wars, from colonialism to independence, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima — let faculty in the Department of History guide you on an adventure through time.
Work with dedicated faculty to build the educational foundation for graduate school or for a successful career in law, museum studies and government through internships, course-related study abroad programs, community-based learning and interdisciplinary minors. Secondary education students who successfully complete the requirements earn their 7th to 12th grade social studies certification. Students can extend their certification to include 5th and 6th grade and/or enroll is a special five-year dual degree program in which they also earn their master’s degree in special education.
Joseph Guzman '16
Starting Ph.D. Program at Ohio State in Fall 2016
"After graduation I hope to attend graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in sociology or history (ideally both). I do not yet know what I wish to do career-wise, but hopefully it is in the realm of academia where I can increase my knowledge."
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Build the knowledge and skills that employers value.
History is a classic liberal arts degree, providing the writing, communication, and critical thinking skills that employers value. Recent history majors from St. Joseph’s have applied their degrees to careers in law enforcement, teaching, journalism, banking and business, state and local government, and the military. Skills they learned in their history courses have enabled our alumni to organize nonprofits, conduct professional research, administer schools, and help the public as social workers. Our B.A. in History has also led to grants, fellowships and assistantships for graduate and professional study.
Social Studies Secondary Education Major
Preparation to successful educate and instruct.
History, Social Studies Secondary Education Major
Many students choose to combine the history major with our adolescence education or child study programs, which prepare them to teach at the elementary and secondary levels. History majors who take the secondary education track obtain valuable classroom experience as student teachers in New York City public and parochial schools. Other students benefit from internships in historical societies, museums and businesses.
Explore your approach to history.
Experiment with courses in American, European and global history to build the foundation for your history minor. Explore the comprehensive history education that St. Joseph’s College offers.
Combine history with your educational future.
History, Area of Concentration for Child Study
Many students choose to combine the history major with our adolescence education or child study programs, which prepare them to teach at the elementary and secondary levels. History majors who take the child study concentration track obtain valuable classroom experience as student teachers in New York City public and parochial schools. Other students benefit from internships in historical societies, museums and businesses.