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History Department
Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Chair
(856) 225-2656

Dr. Janet Golden, Graduate Program Director
(856) 225-2813

Dr. Kate Epstein, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(856) 225-2721

Sharon Smith, Secretary
(856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6806

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The History Department wants to help our majors plan their programs of study wisely and effectively, so that students can take maximum advantage of what we have to offer. Although we do not assign each student an adviser, we encourage all students to consult regularly with one or more members of the Department about course choices and also about other matters related to their studies.

Students who have gotten to know particular professors are urged to ask them to serve in an advisory capacity, particularly for in-depth advice about such matters as graduate study or preparation for careers. Give your professors a chance to get to know you outside the classroom, and they can give you a lot of useful suggestions, pointing you in the right direction early on in your major.

The History Department’s Undergraduate Program Advisor is Dr. Kate Epstein. She will be glad to discuss any issue related to the history major during her office hours, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4 during the fall semester of 2015. Dr. Epstein’s office is room 204 in 429 Cooper. You may contact her by email at

You are also always welcome to consult the department chair, Dr. Lorrin Thomas about advising or any other matters related to the History major or History Department. During the fall semester 2015, Dr. Thomas holds office hours on Mondays from 3-4 and Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30, in room 100 at 429 Cooper. You may also contact her to set up a meeting by appointment; her email is

Whenever you visit an adviser, it is a good idea to bring a copy of your worksheets, both for the major and for the general requirements, so you can easily show which requirements you have fulfilled and which you must still fulfill. Please take advantage of Degree Navigator, a flexible degree audit and academic advising system for undergraduate programs.

One other point to bear in mind: if you think you have been given an exemption from a requirement (or that a special arrangement has been agreed to), make sure that you have it in writing.