HISTORY

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Overview

When you major in History, you gain a deep understanding of the past and how it shapes the present and future. You’ll study American and world history in several contexts, developing the critical thinking and analytical skills you’ll need for a successful career in teaching, government, community activism, business or law.

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What you’ll study:


American history, global history, writing.

What you can do:


Become a teacher, public servant, politician or lawyer.


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Fast Facts

  • You’ll have an opportunity to intern your junior and senior years.
  • The History program allows students to get to know their professors, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1.
  • History is a good fit if you’re a curious thinker.
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You could be …

A historian: Median pay $55,110 per year. Historians research, analyze, interpret and present the past by studying historical documents and sources. Think museums and archives!

A political scientist: Median pay $114,290 per year. Political scientists study the origin, development and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends and related issues.

A teacher: Median pay $55,490 per year (elementary school). Teachers help build skills and knowledge that prepare them well for the future.

A curator: Median pay $47,230 per year. Curators oversee collections of artwork and historic items and may organize public service activities for a museum or similar institution.

A lawyer: Median pay $118,160 per year. Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes (requires a law degree and passing the bar exam).

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


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Contact Information

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Harry Franqui-Rivera

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1705
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 13
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Laura Warren Hill

Laura Warren Hill

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1732
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 23
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“Our classes are small and discussion-based. Because our faculty members are also scholars in their fields, students frequently have opportunities to participate in professional conferences, attend talks and events at local (NY/NJ) cultural and historical institutions, and even publish articles with their professors.”

– Laura Warren Hill, Bloomfield History faculty
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.
“We focus on issues of social justice in understanding the past.”

– Laura Warren Hill, Bloomfield History faculty
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana, philosopher

HISTORY