History Courses

History is the study of the human past. History trains students in a critical understanding of the past, and strives to cultivate an appreciation of the enduring power and relevance of that past in the present. The discipline encompasses every dimension of human interaction, including social life, the economy, culture, thought, and politics. Students of history study individuals, groups, communities, and nations from every imaginable perspective, employing all the techniques of the humanities and social sciences to raise questions and probe for answers. History is as long ago as the most ancient civilizations, or as current as yesterday’s newspaper.


Careers include fields as education, public service, journalism, museum conservation, library science, and law.

Transfer Options

BMCC has an articulation agreement with the B.A. in Global History program at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-651
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1210

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m