Undeclared Students: Consider Majoring in History

Are you considering a major in history? We'd love to help you explore your options to find the right fit for you.

The Faculty Perspective


Hi, I'm Dr. Kathy Mapes, Chair of the History Department.

I've been at Geneseo since 2000. One of the things I love about my job is working with students. I love teaching. And I really enjoy mentoring students and helping them with their research projects.

I am thrilled to teach U.S. labor and immigration history. But I also love to talk with students about the future, specifically their future and what they want to do with their lives.

If you'd like to discuss history as a major and what it involves, please reach out to me—I'd love to chat!

Contact Me

Kathy Mapes
Associate Professor of History
Doty Hall 206

Explore History

There are many ways to explore history and see if it's right for you. Here are a few:

  1. Learn about upcoming opportunities through the Dean of Academic Planning Office or make an appointment with a team member to explore your options.

  2. Visit the Fraser Library guide Career Resources: Exploring Majors and Careers.

  3. Meet with the Career Design Center for customized exploration tools and strategies.

  4. Explore majors with this tool to find what suits you.

Other Resources