Explore the past, and through it, shape the future.
At Purchase, history isn’t just about knowing what has happened, it’s about understanding it. It’s about figuring out how society works and where we fit into it. If you’re looking to untangle the complexities of the world, a major in history might just be for you.
Far more than the mere memorization of dates and events, history is a living world waiting for us to set it free. Its study presents the opportunity to discover new stuff, generate original insights, revise the conventional view, and influence the world in which we live.
Whether you become a professional historian or not, majoring in history will give you the knowledge, analytical skills, and perspective you need to make the most of your journey into the future.
Professor Keller featured in Dame Magazine feature “Working Mothers are the Backbone of the U.S. Economy.”
Professor Laura Chmielewski delivered a talk about her book Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World.
The history and studio composition double major is among two Purchase College graduating seniors to receive the prestigious 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
Congratulations to seniors Dolan Wells Gallagher, Hayley Restivo, and Joy Marie Thompson for earning the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.