Photo of history students having a disucssion with professor Gary Kroll in the Champlain Valley Hall lounge

History Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

History majors at SUNY Plattsburgh become part of a community of scholars that attempts to think deeply and critically about the ways history shapes our world. And they are guided by energetic and talented professors committed to student success. Our faculty is renowned for their research, but they are, above all, teachers eager to bring their research into the classroom. Our dynamic curriculum features thematic explorations of topics in environmental history, migration, popular culture and religion, as well as regional surveys from the Renaissance to the present. Small class sizes ensure that students get lots of individual attention both inside and outside the classroom to learn skills that will help them be successful in a complex and changing world.

Get Involved

All students are invited to join our student-run History Association, and to participate in unique programs like the Model Organization of American States. They are also invited to enroll in a variety of mini-courses featuring prominent guest faculty from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by the McLellan Foundation, these courses feature local historical themes.

Photo of the history faculty at Lake Champlain


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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about the history program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Gary Kroll, Chair
Office: Champlain Valley Hall 323
Phone: (518) 564-2738
Fax: (518) 564-2212