In our history program, you’ll research in archives, record oral histories, intern at museums, travel to historic sites, and work directly with active scholars and professionals. We will teach you to write, criticize, and analyze. Studying in the heart of New York State, Siena students have access to learning opportunities you won't find elsewhere.

  • Intern in Capital Region historic sites, archives or library and connect with scholars and professionals, historic documents, recordings, and artifacts where you will be trained to discover-and make sense of-important historical resources. 
  • Join Siena College's McCormick Center, and immerse yourself in the local history of the American Revolution.
  • Enroll in one of our "Experiential Learning" courses, that include study tours, mock trial or debate, interactive classroom games or simulations, and academic service learning projects.

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in the United States and abroad and pursue graduate studies in diverse academic fields. Siena’s history graduates enjoy successful careers as:

Archivists, Business Owners, Editors, Lawyers, Librarians, Lobbyists, Journalists, Managers, Media Producers, Military Officers, Museum Curators, Police Officers, Politicians, Researchers, Stock Brokers, Teachers, Writers

McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution

A community engaged teaching and learning program rooted in the traditions of liberal learning, service and advocacy.

Internships in History

Interns earn 3 credits in American History (HAM) for working at a museum or historic site. Student interns keep a journal, create a project useful to the site such as an exhibition or a finding aid, and report to their Siena adviser as well as to their on-site supervisor. 

Bruce W. Eelman, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor of History