About the Federated Department of History

The Federated History Department of NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark welcomes you to its website!

The history faculty at Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT are joined in a single federated department that offers an integrated curriculum and joint undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Federated Department of History offers its students a wide range of excellent resources for the study of history, including:

  • an outstanding faculty with nationally and internationally known scholars and teachers
  • a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate course offerings, with extensive coverage of major historical periods and regions, from the ancient Middle East to contemporary America, Africa, and China, and a unique undergraduate and graduate program in the history of Technology, Environment and Health/Medicine
  • preparation for law-related careers through Law, Technology and Culture,  NJIT's interdisciplinary pre-law undergraduate major
  • opportunities for original research and writing, with particular emphasis upon the craft of historical writing
  •  internships with the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Museum, and other local cultural institutions
  • eligibility to participate in teacher certification programs offered in cooperation with the Education Department at Rutgers University, Newark
  • opportunities to share in the resources and facilities of both institutions, including the extensive library holdings of the Rutgers University system
  • active student organizations on both the graduate and undergraduate levels