Welcome to the Department of History at Rutgers–Camden
We seek to foster understanding of the historical experiences of peoples around the world, to strengthen our students’ analytical and communications skills, and to prepare them for life after university. Despite the fast-paced nature of today’s world, the study of History remains one of the most exciting and practical subjects around, and we invite you to check out our Top 5 Reasons to Study History.
We offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level covering all regions of the world from ancient times from the present, as well as a history major and minor. For any undergraduates thinking about graduate work, we particularly invite you to check our our BA/MA program, which offers you an opportunity to take graduate courses at a terrific value. There are also several prizes and opportunities for our majors.
Our Chair is Professor Lorrin Thomas, our Undergraduate Program Coordinator is Professor Kate Epstein, and our Graduate Director is Professor Andrew Shankman. They are delighted to speak with any current or prospective students about our program.