Our History Department fosters the ability to read critically, to understand the nature of history, and to use historical resources and methods. In addition to general and specialized courses, the program also includes seminars which may be taken in the junior and senior years. Many of the courses are also particularly suited to the development of interdisciplinary studies in areas such as pre-law, American studies, and international studies.
The History Department also offers opportunities for internships. Majors interested in law or government often complete internships with local governments, with Congressmen, or with area law firms. Other opportunities for museum work, historical editing, archival work, or other uses of historical training are also available through internships with Sleepy Hollow Restorations, the Rye Historical Society, Thomas Paine National Historical Association, The Cloisters and Huntington Library of the Native American. Options available to majors also include the Semester in Washington, internships at United Nations non-governmental organizations, or study abroad during junior or senior year.