The University of Rochester's Department of History is committed to teaching and scholarship and to intellectual rigor in the context of close attention to students' needs and interests. We offer internship, seminar, and honors thesis opportunities to our undergraduate students; a series of distinguished outside speakers; symposia and workshops to address graduate students' research, teaching, and career concerns; and a Department lounge near our offices in Rush Rhees Library where we gather as a community.
Explore this website to learn more about us and to view our wide range of courses, which cover the globe and span the centuries from the medieval period to the present. You will also find information about our programs leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in History, as well as about our faculty, students, and upcoming events.
Senior Luke Kortepeter came to college on the pre-med track, but a class project in the library’s archives turned him into a computer science and history double major. Read more »
The Department of History is proud to have recently participated in the University of Rochester 164th commencement ceremony. Read more »