Notice about operations during Covid-19:

We are available by e-mail, telephone, or Zoom (please e-mail us for an appointment).  Contact information for all department personnel can be found on our faculty page.
History majors seeking advising: please email your faculty advisor to set up a virtual appointment.  You can find the name of your advisor in Navigate or at the top of your Degree Works audit (both accessed via NEST).
For general inquiries, please email Ms. Susan Brunda, Program Assistant at or Dr. Jeff Strickland, Department Chair at  You can also call the main department phone at 973-655-5261 and leave a message.

Why Study History?

As students of history, we pursue inquiry for the sake of inquiry. At Montclair State University, you will learn to question the world around you. You will gain knowledge of history, analyze and interpret original sources, and contextualize them in papers, digital media, podcasts, online discussion posts, and internships at leading institutions. The knowledge and skills you learn translate into fulfilling careers.

Multicolored pie chart of Careers of History Majors. It shows these slices: Education, Training and Library - 18 percent, Management: Business, Science, and Arts - 15 percent, Legal Occupations - 11 percent, Sales - 10 percent, Office and Admin. Support - 10 percent, Business Operations - 5 percent, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media - 4 percent, Community and Social Services - 4 percent, and then about one-quarter undefined.

History Majors Get Excellent Jobs

The New York City Metropolitan Area offers a wide range of employment opportunities in the private and public sectors. The American Historical Association has prepared some useful resources that indicate history majors succeed in a variety of career paths, including Management, Education, Legal, Sales, Administration, Media, Business Operations, and Social Services.

Multicolored pie chart shows:

Education, Training and Library
Management: Business, Science, and Arts
Legal Occupations
Office and Admin. Support
Business Operations
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
Community and Social Services
About 25%

Careers for History Majors

Photo of a history faculty member, Leslie Wilson, in an outdoor setting.

Our Faculty

The History Department at Montclair State University is a welcoming intellectual community. Our faculty are actively engaged in research and teaching offers a wide range on Africa, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, Central America, and South America.

Meet our Faculty

Contact Us

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