Welcome to the Federated 
Department of History at
Rutgers University-Newark and
New Jersey Institute of Technology!


Interested in the history major
or one of our minors?

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  • Old Market, Newark

    Market St., Newark

  • Newark's Military Park in the 1950s.

    Newark's Military Park in the 1950s

  • Negro Club Women with Marion Anderson in Newark, circa 1942

    Negro Club Women with Marion Anderson in Newark, circa 1942, after one of the first performances by an African American at Newark Symphony Hall. Photograph courtesy of Professor Clement Alexander Price.

  • Branch Brook Park, in Newark’s Forest Hill Section, was designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted in the closing years of the 19th century. Photograph courtesy of the Newark Public Library.

  • Rutgers-Newark’s modern campus under construction, 1960s

  • Licoln statue

  • Explore the world of history with the Federated Department of History at Rutgers-Newark and NJIT

Federated Department of History


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

    * 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 by 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

News & Announcements

  • Effective Fall 2017, the format of the seminar sequence, 510:489, 490, is being changed. Instead of a two-semester sequence, the History Seminar-Research 510:490 will now be a single semester, with sections held during the fall and the spring.

  • The Rutgers University-Newark/NJIT Federated History Department joins our professional society, the American Historical Association, in condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order allegedly “protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States,” which is, in effect, a Muslim ban.

  • Daniel Asen was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his project "Fingerprinting in Twentieth Century China from Racial, Political and Scientific Perspectives!"

  • The Federated History Department is pleased to announce our new BA/MA degree program!