“People often ask me: What can you do with an undergraduate degree in History? I tell them that the real question should be what can’t you do with an undergraduate degree in History? Here is a list of famous people who have undergraduate degrees in History: C Pat Taylor, President of SBU; Senator Roy Blunt; Rep. Newt Gingrich; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Presidents George H.W. Bush, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon; Sportspersons Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Grant Hill; Lee Iacocca; Martha Stewart; and entertainers Katharine Hepburn, Conan O'Brien, Steve Carell, Edward Norton, Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Buffett, and Janeane Garofalo.”
- Department Chair James Smith
- Along with the regular introductory courses, 19 upper-division courses in United States and World History are offered either regularly or on demand.
- Our upper-division courses are usually small (20 students or less) and taught from a distinctively Christian perspective.
- After completion of the introductory US and World History courses, students are required to complete two Ancient/Medieval History courses, one Modern World History course, one Asian History course, two US History courses, and a a History Capstone Seminar.
- Distinctive courses include: East Asian History, Ancient Military History, and Early American Religion.
Visit the Department History website for more information.