As a student in our history program, you'll develop a deeper and fuller understanding of the past in all its richness and diversity, with a globally-focused and research-oriented curriculum. Gain skills that will allow you to join our distinguished graduates who have gone on to have successful careers in teaching, museum professions, filmmaking, business, finance, government, law, and much more.
Here's how you'll benefit from studying history at Seton Hall:
- Pursue your passion by choosing from a wide array of courses in U.S., European, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Medieval history.
- Learn in small classes taught by faculty who are experts in their fields, including Fulbright scholars, a world-recognized expert on Machiavelli, a finalist for the LA Times Book Award, and recipients of research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Gain valuable research skills starting in freshman year, working closely with full-time faculty as you pursue topics that align with your interests.
- Customize your course of study by combining our flexible curriculum with a second major or one or more minors.
- Enrich your education with trips into NYC, study abroad opportunities, and other extracurricular activities.
What's more, you'll benefit from numerous real-world learning opportunities. Students have held internships at employers like Christie's Auction House, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, New York Transit Museum, Goldman Sachs, The New Jersey Historical Society, and many other public and private sector organizations. Our graduates also find success at some of the nation’s leading graduate schools like Seton Hall Law, Cambridge, Columbia, Georgetown, UCLA, Temple, Notre Dame and NYU.
What Great Minds Can Do
If there is one word that best describes Joe Donato's Seton Hall experience, it's "leadership." He explained Seton Hall believes that leadership development is a vital part of the college experience.
We encourage a global approach to the study of history. Our courses encompass history from all over the world, so students develop a rich understanding of our own culture and others’ over time. They put that knowledge into practice through lively class discussions, research and writing projects. Thanks to small class sizes, faculty members get to know each student and help identify their abilities and special interests. You can concentrate on the areas or time periods that interest you most with focused courses such as Colonial America, Greek Civilization, The Early Middle Ages, and the History of Traditional Japan.
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As a recognized Center of Excellence within the university, the history department possesses faculty who are engaged in research and scholarship that mark them as leading experts in their fields. They offer classes in U.S, European, African, Asian, Latin American, Middle East and Medieval history, as well as topics in global and comparative history. To learn more, please explore the faculty profiles and research areas.
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As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university - a national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship - with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
The best way to truly experience Seton Hall is to visit us in person.