Brooklyn History Department
Learn about the past. Become a global thinker. Get ready.
If the mysteries of the past excite you, then a history major at St. Joseph's University is the perfect choice for your course of study. Our Department of History guides students on an adventure through time, fueling their passion for the past while instilling skills vital for their future.
Declare a major in history, and prepare for a successful career in law, museum studies and government — through internships, course-related study abroad programs, community-based learning and interdisciplinary minors. Pursue your dream of educating future generations about the past and declare a concentration in adolescence education. Or build an educational foundation for graduate school.
At St. Joseph's University, you will learn from dedicated faculty who are published experts in their fields. They will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of the systems and structures that built civilizations and societies.
Get ready to delve into the history of humankind to better answer questions about the present and to help prepare the world for what may lie ahead.
Peter Maxham ’21
History Major with a Concentration in Adolescence Education
"I have had nothing but positive experiences with the History Department here at St, Joseph's University. All of the professors have been really engaging and are more than willing to offer extra help or support, if necessary. With a wide variety of classes offered, one could easily find a history class that interests them."
The Brooklyn History Experience
Research Opportunities: Conduct research and present at conferences across the country, including our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Global Studies: Enjoy our experiential learning programs, including annual study abroad opportunities to such destinations as Germany, Italy and England, or consider spending a semester abroad with a personalized plan for your field of study.
Learn more about our history degrees and programs
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.
Prepare for a career in teaching at the middle and high school level, and help others develop into global thinkers. The St. Joseph’s University secondary education program consistently ranks among the best teaching programs in the New York metropolitan area. The program has a high job placement rating and combines a solid teaching background.
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 University offers.
History Concentration for Child Study
Combine history with your educational future.
Enrich your teachings at the elementary level and broaden your job opportunities with a concentration in history. Child study majors with a concentration in history obtain valuable classroom experience as student teachers in New York City public and parochial schools.