Majors & Minors
Our undergraduate program encompasses social, economic, cultural, intellectual, political, and psychological approaches to historical problems and periods.
Our small and select graduate program offers both MA and PhD degrees backed by the resources of a major research institution.
The research and writing interests of our faculty fall into three spheres of inquiry: the world of nations, the world of goods, and the world of knowledge.
Unearthing the history of Bermuda’s old capital
Each spring, Rochester undergraduates conduct archaeological fieldwork, unearthing and preserving Bermuda’s rich history.Continue Reading
A colonial history: Jamestown, Plymouth and, yes, Bermuda
In a new book, Rochester historian Michael Jarvis argues that Bermuda belongs at the center, not the periphery, of the American colonial story.Continue Reading
New award sends humanities graduate students abroad
Four Rochester doctoral candidates will research in archives in a dozen countries as recipients of the Meliora Global Scholars grant.Continue Reading
HEAR UR is a podcast series created by students at the University of Rochester as a platform for sharing historical research with public audiences.View the Series
We offer clusters for non-majors that fulfill the social sciences divisional requirement of the Rochester curriculum.
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A history concentration cultivates skills in writing, research, and analytical thinking that serve our students in careers ranging from law to business, communications to education. Whether you’re interested in a specific time period, geographic area, or thematic focus, we bring history to life at Rochester.