History

History gives us a broad perspective on the human condition, explaining how changes shape people and societies and how our world came to be. The skills you learn in our classes are valuable in the workplace and essential for graduate studies: historians learn how to find information, to analyze and interpret data in complex ways, to draw conclusions from evidence, and to explain cause and effect.

Program Highlights

  • The History major at Daemen features a strong liberal arts emphasis, starting with the intensive study of history and including a broad grounding in the humanities. This liberal arts training prepares you for a variety of careers and occupations and gives you the knowledge and understanding to be a global citizen who is fluent in the world of ideas.
  • Courses cover local, national, and global history, from the ancient era to current times. Our courses integrate perspectives from gender studies, postcolonial theory, and historiographical controversies, among others.
  • History majors learn to assess and integrate complex material and to develop and support arguments with evidence, evaluate conflicting interpretations, and understand events in their context.
  • A capstone thesis requirement gives you the opportunity to do in-depth research on a topic of your choice, bringing together your acquired knowledge and skills.
  • All students are required to complete an internship or cooperative learning experience.
  • Experiential learning opportunities connect classroom knowledge to the real world. These include Moot Court, Model U.N., internships, career field experiences, public history, and international study abroad.
  • Faculty members provide student advisement for law school applications, graduate studies, internships, and co-curricular activities.

Degree Options

Additional Information

For more information, contact Penny Messinger, Chair of the History & Political Science Department, at pmessing or call 716-839-8280.

Emily Kraft

History

I had an internship through the Washington Internship Institute at the National Museum of American History. For my work at the Museum, I was also featured on the front page of the Washington Post with my supervisor!

History & Political Science Blog

The History & Political Science Department Blog provides the very latest on what our students and faculty are up to.

Pre-Law Association

The PLSA is a club for prospective law school applicants and students who are interested in law and legal careers. Membership is open to students from all majors.

American Association of University Women

Focused on empowering women, the AAUW is a national women's advocacy organization.

 

History & Government Club

The History & Government Club is involved in activities both on and off campus that celebrate our rich history and fascinating government.