History is a gateway to both knowledge and perspective. History students at Suffolk University develop skills in logical reasoning, research, marshaling evidence, argumentation, and written and oral expression. Learning opportunities range from project development and management to internships at Boston's historic sites, in government and business, and in community nonprofits.

Whether you major or minor in history, you'll be well positioned for professional success in many fields, from law and business to public history (the teaching, interpretation, and preservation of the past at museums and historic sites), teaching, public service, and the media.

Suffolk's History Department is particularly strong in American history, regional and global history, public history, and the history of women and gender.

History in Action

The Freedom Trail. The Old State House. The Charlestown Navy Yard. Bunker Hill. At Suffolk, these landmarks are your campus. Here, in a city rich with culture and steeped in history, our neighborhood is a mosaic of major moments in time.

Best of all, you’ll watch history being made: Suffolk is home to the Ford Hall Forum, America’s oldest free public lecture series. We’re known for hosting speakers who’ve changed the course of world affairs—from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, to civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., to feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem.

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History Department

Whether you major or minor in history or qualify for the honors major in history and literature, you'll uncover the past, enrich your understanding of the present, and envision how the future might unfold.

College of Arts & Sciences

The College offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from traditional majors such as biology and government, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Ethics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

Student Services & Resources

Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences will help you prepare for your future whether you decide to explore career options or continue your education and professional development.

More Suffolk to Explore​

Suffolk University offers many ways to expand your education outside the classroom with opportunities on our campus in the heart of Boston, study abroad, & more.