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.