OUR STUDENTS learn about American culture wars and European total wars, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic World, the history of science and the science of history. They study statecraft and spycraft, magic and medicine, utopias and dystopias, slavery and revolution, imperialism and nationalism, and capitalism and its discontents. History is, after all, as rich and diverse as the human experience, and – selecting from more than 50 classes per semester, most of which feature small-group discussions of fewer than 20 members – our students pursue interests, develop capacities, and foster relationships that last long after they leave Washington Square.
OUR MAJOR helps students make the most of their time at NYU. We welcome double majors and history minors, so that our students can pair their studies with majors such as economics or politics, tracks such as pre-health or pre-law, or specializations such as area studies and foreign languages. We enable our students to pursue their own interests, through independent studies, internships, capstone seminars, and the honors program. And we encourage our students to study away at any of NYU’s global sites, so they can explore, for example, imperialism in London, the Cold War in Berlin, the Renaissance in Florence, public health in Accra, or the world economy in Shanghai.
OUR GRADUATES pursue careers in law, medicine, journalism, business, government, entertainment, real estate, non-profits, and more. A small number of majors proceed to PhD programs in the country’s finest universities, while a quarter of our graduates enter professional schools of law, medicine, or business. But historical study prepares students for countless careers in a globalized world that values the ability to research deeply, analyze critically, write clearly, think creatively, and communicate effectively. Small wonder, then, that NYU history graduates are today working in the following positions:
- Digital Media Project Manager at HBO
- Global Marketing Project Manager at Facebook
- News Editor at CNN International
- Communications Specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton
- Technology Reporter at the Wall Street Journal
- Senior Director of Global Media at Electronic Arts
- Editor at Penguin Group USA
- Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase
- Marketer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Associate Buyer at Macy’s
- Digital Product Developer at MasterCard
- Archival and Historical Consultant at the United Nations
OUR FACULTY have won more than a dozen teaching awards, as well as the most prestigious of prizes for historical writing – including multiple Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes. History majors at NYU thus join a community of scholars and teachers that the National Research Council ranked the #7 history department in the United States – and #1 overall in the state of New York.
Undergraduate Advisor: Violeta Rivera
They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (212) 998-8647.
Advising sessions are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. To schedule an advising session with them, please select from the options below. In-person advising sessions will be held in the King Juan Carlos Center I, 53 Washington Sq. S., RM 428, New York, New York 10012. Meeting sessions are 15-30 minutes in length. Due to high demand, the advisor will only wait 10 minutes for the student to show up to an advising session during Registration clearance.
Fall 2023 Important Dates and Deadlines
- Deadline to Apply for Internship or Independent Study Credit: September 11, 2023
- Add/Drop Deadline Ends: September 18, 2023
- Graduation Clearance Advising Sessions: September 5, 2023 - October 1, 2023
- Fall 2023 Graduation Application Deadline: October 1, 2023
- Spring 2024 Schedule Published: October 16, 2023
- Fall 2024 Undergraduate History Program Info-session: November 10, 2023
- Registration Clearance Advising Sessions: October 30, 2023 - November 17, 2023
- Spring 2024 Registration Begins: November 13, 2023
- Last Day of Fall Classes: December 15, 2023
- Finals Pizza & Treats Break: TBD
- Final Exam Period: December 18 - 22, 2023