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Understand the Past. Create Your Future.

History is more than memorizing facts or learning about lost civilizations. It’s an opportunity to deep-dive into the institutional and cultural forces, peoples, and events that have impacted – and continue to shape – our world. Develop key writing, critical thinking, research and interdisciplinary skills that will serve you throughout your career and life.

Along with taking core courses in American politics, international relations, comparative politics and political theory, you’ll also have the chance to complete a capstone project, participate in one of our student clubs, develop online projects, and work with original archival materials at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Here, you’ll gain the knowledge and tools you need to frame a compelling hypothesis, gather evidence, identify patterns and relationships, create persuasive arguments and more

History at SFC

Join a Tight-Knit Community of Scholars

As a History major at St. Francis College, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from – and collaborate with – dedicated faculty members and students who are as passionate about the past as you are. Our students go on to achieve great things, including pursuing graduate degrees in history, political science or law, as well as building careers in education, advocacy and policy, business, law and more

Transferrable Skills

From persuasive writing and effective research to critical analysis, you’ll gain skills that you can apply in a variety of different fields, no matter what your goals are for after graduation.

Dedicated Faculty

Our classes are small, giving you the chance to form close relationships with our experienced faculty members, who are dedicated to helping you reach your academic and professional goals.

Diverse Perspectives

We’re dedicated to helping our students gain a holistic understanding of history, which means we’re passionate about incorporating a variety of viewpoints on political, policy and historical issues.
History Faculty
Professor | Director of International Study

Timothy Houlihan

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Office: 718-489-5290 
Department Chairperson

Eric W. Platt

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Office: 718.489.3437 
Sara Rzeszutek
Professor | Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Sara Rzeszutek

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Office: 718-489-2002 
Adjunct Professor

Brother Geoffrey Clement O.S.F.

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Office: 718.489.5339 

History Programs

Student Stories


Our graduates come from all walks of life, with one thing in common: the desire and drive to serve their communities.

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