Academic Degrees

The History Department offers a B.A. in History for undergraduate students.  In the History Major students take a mix of larger survey classes, upper level classes on more specific topics, and several required seminars teaching skills in historical research and critical analysis.  Students have many choices courses and are encouraged to develop areas of interest. The History Major is designed to develop skills in critical thinking, research and writing.

The History Minor is flexible 24 unit program ideal for students other majors who interested in History, and want to learn the skills in writing and critical thinking.  It offers the opportunity courses in a wide range of geographical areas and chronological periods.

Students who are interested in becoming credentialed History/Social Studies teachers in California can take the Social Studies Subject Matter Program.  This program is closely aligned to the History Major, and enables students to meet subject matter requirements for a teaching credential.

The M.A. in History is a 30 unit program that offers students advanced training in historical research, writing, and teaching.