SJC Long Island History Major
Pursue your passion while exploring the past. Understand the value of history. Get ready.
Do you wonder how understanding our past can help to shape the future? Are you curious about the people and events that came before us? If so, then SJC Long Island’s history major is the right choice for you.
History majors at SJC Long Island develop diverse skills in critical thinking, writing, analysis, research and communication, preparing them for a variety of careers. Internships, course-related study abroad programs, community-based learning and interdisciplinary minors help to focus their interests.
St. Joseph’s College graduates with degrees in history go on to work in such fields as education, law, library sciences, public history and government.
Get ready to delve into the past, while preparing for your future, with a B.A. in History from SJC Long Island.
Leann Dalton ’21
"The history department at SJC has allowed me to gain a network of mentors and individuals within my major that are helping me further my career choice. The department’s academic requirements have allowed me the opportunity to learn about different historical topics and cultures that I wouldn’t have otherwise experienced."
The SJC Long Island History Major Experience
Study Abroad: Global study trips allow our students to actively engage outside the classroom. Past trips have included such destinations as Poland, Germany, England and France.
Internship Offerings: SJC history majors have interned at prestigious places across Long Island, including the Long Island Museum, Suffolk County Historical Society, Smithtown Historical Society and the Long Island Maritime Museum. Many internships turn into job offers.
Expand Your Area of Study: Gain a well-rounded degree by pairing your history major with a minor that complements it, such as art history, business administration, economics, political science, psychology, sociology and speech.