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Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad​

You'll find no better way to learn history than by travel and up-close observation. Oswego's study abroad program has a robust roster of partner universities across the globe for your adventures in history.

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History Club

Our club meets weekly to discuss history, it's impact on the world and current events in the news. We plan overnight trips to historical cities in the northeast once a semester- past trips have included Washington D.C., Boston and Philadelphia!


Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm, 183 Shineman 

Club officers

President: Joseph Falkowski
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Secretary and Treasurer: Codie Thresher
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Honor Society - Phi Alpha Theta

We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Membership requirements
Students with a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.1 GPA in History are eligible to join. Non-History majors are eligible as long as they meet the minimum GPA requirements. Only three credit hours of AP, online, or transfer credits can be applied to the membership requirement.  UG and Grads must have completed a minimum (4 classes) in history classes. Our membership application form, visit the Phi Alpha Theta site to learn more. Induction is held at the history departments annual awards ceremony.

Honors program

If you excel in our program you'll be eligible for the 39-credit history honors program, in which you can work directly with a faculty member to complete a thesis and earn an honors degree.


  • Open to all students with a 3.5 GPA in history after completion of 15 credit hours in history.
  • Students should apply to departmental chair.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the departmental chair and the student’s mentor.


  • Completion of the History BA major with 3.5 GPA in courses applied to the major.
  • HIS 491- Honors Research Thesis. This six credit hour thesis will fulfill the six credit hours of electives required in the major. The thesis will be supervised by the student’s mentor and reviewed by an additional history faculty member.

Scholarships and awards

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