The CSUN History Department combines teaching and research at the highest levels with faculty having won some 18 Distinguished Teaching Awards and 12 Distinguished Publication awards from the University.

Department News

Introducing the FYI and JYI History Subject Matter Program

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A TEACHING CAREER? If you are, please keep reading as we have amazing news for History majors!! The History Department is pleased to announce the creation of a new degree option for History majors interested in pursuing a teaching career. The Four-Year Integrated (FYI) and Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) History Subject Matter Programs prepare students for a career teaching History-Social Science at the middle school and/or high school level.

In a nutshell: the FYI/JYI programs offer the possibility for students to get both their BA and Teaching Credentials together. So, this new option is a great opportunity because you can get your BA/Credential faster! For incoming freshmen it can take four to five years and for transfer students two to three years, depending on the number of transferred credits. Since you will be working towards a BA and a Credential as an undergraduate student, you will save money and time while getting closer to your dream to become a middle school or high school teacher. This is your chance to finish school and go directly into a teaching career. By the way, did you know that a teacher's starting salary at LAUSD is over 50k? And it comes with full benefits!! But most importantly, it is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.

The FYI/JYI will officially launch in Fall 22. For those interested, we will hold an information session in late Fall 21 so keep an eye for the emails. However, if you can't wait to get information about it, please contact Dr Juarez-Dappe at pjuarez@csun.edu.

About the History Department

The mission of the History Department is to teach students to think independently, read critically, and write persuasively, so they more deeply understand the complexities of the past and engage constructively with today's world's as informed citizens.

Students at CSUN study History because...

  • They want to build the skills they need to pursue careers in teaching, historical preservation, journalism, the law, public service, and many other fields.
  • They like the department's internship program, which over the past twenty-five years has placed more than two hundred students in career-building internships at museums, historical sites, and nonprofits throughout greater Los Angeles
  • They appreciate the personal attention they get from their professors, who have won more than two dozen CSUN Distinguished Teaching Awards and Distinguished Publication Awards.


    History Department Scholarships

    The deadline to apply for all scholarships is apply for all scholarships is April 14, 2023 by 5PM
    Scholarship Descriptions (.pdf)

    Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)

    New! Fall 2023 Undergraduate Course Descriptions (.pdf)

    New! Fall 2023 Graduate Course Descriptions (.pdf)

    Current History Students:
    If you are not receiving emails from the department office and/or are not subscribed to the "History Student" Canvas page, please email .

    Undergraduate Advising:
    To make an appointment with an advisor, please contact the College’s Student Services Center at 818-677-2658 or visit the SSC/EOP office in Sierra Hall 204.

    Employment Opportunities:
    New! History Department: Anticipated Part-Time Faculty Opening, AY 2023-24

Contact Information

History Department
Sierra Tower 610
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge CA 91330-8250

Spring 2022 Hours:

Contact Us:
Phone: (818) 677-3566


Department Chair: 
Dr. Jeffrey Auerbach, Chair
Email: jeffrey.auerbach@csun.edu

Department Coordinators:
Anna Villanueva
Email: anna.villanueva@csun.edu

Stefanie Joseph
Email: stefanie.joseph@csun.edu

Graduate Advisor: 
Dr. Rachel Howes
Email: rachel.howes@csun.edu

Undergraduate Advisor: 
Demitrius Evans
Email: demitrius.evans@csun.edu

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Internship Program

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In the past 5 years, our program has placed over 100 students in position at 70 different institutions. Learn more about Internship opportunities.

The Department of History's Internship Program places students in pre-professional positions in public, commercial, and advocacy institutions. Our Internship Program benefits our students now and in the future by:

  • Providing them with the opportunity to apply knowledge of their field in a pre-professional position
  • Establishing professional contacts and recommendations facilitating their career objectives
  • Gaining knowledge about institutions and programs in their field of interest
  • Developing an ability to assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • Strengthen their ties of service and communication with the community