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Explore historical periods from multiple perspectives

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Take advantage of a close-knit community of scholars

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Work with distinguished faculty and research associates

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Hear UR—A podcast series created and performed by students in the Department of History

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Majors & Minors

Our undergraduate program encompasses social, economic, cultural, intellectual, political, and psychological approaches to historical problems and periods.

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Graduate Studies

Our small and select graduate program offers both MA and PhD degrees backed by the resources of a major research institution.

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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.

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Hear UR students from season 2

Hear UR

HEAR UR is a podcast series created by students at the University of Rochester as a platform for sharing historical research with public audiences.

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We offer clusters for non-majors that fulfill the social sciences divisional requirement of the Rochester curriculum.


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.

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