History Faculty, Fall 2019
History Faculty, Fall 2019

Welcome to the History Department

When you study History, you don’t just study the past. You acquire knowledge and skills that will help you in the future. We teach you how to see patterns, make connections, do research, compare sources, analyze evidence, communicate persuasively, tell a good story, and develop a richer, more nuanced understanding of the world. Join us and find out!

DMH building exterior photo
We are located on the First Floor of Dudley Moorhead Hall


Thinking about majoring in History or Social Science Teacher Preparation or both? How about a History minor? Need help choosing classes or checking on your requirements? Get help from our advisors!

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About Us

Discover how the Department of History can give you access to a variety of fulfilling careers, and get to know us.

Meet our Faculty

Undergraduate Programs

See what the requirements are for history majors and minors, and how studying history can have a positive impact on your future career.

Graduate Programs

Discover the types of programs we offer and gain insight into what a Master's Degree could mean for your future career.

We're Hiring!

We're seeking a part-time Student Assistant for the 2021-2022 academic school year. 
Deadline to Apply:
Open until position is filled

Courses Offered

Check out what we're offering for the Fall 2021 semester in the Fall 2021 Schedule Handout [pdf]


If you need financial assistance, there are a many scholarships available for history students who meet specific criteria.

What You Can Do with a History Major

This article from the American Historical Association details all of the possible career paths available to history students.

Careers for History Majors

The American Historical Association has put together graphs and hard data detailing the career prospects for history majors.

What Can I Do with a History Degree?

This chart from SJSU takes you through the skills you'll gain as a history major and breaks down the most popular choices in careers.

History Is a Useful Degree

This article for Perspectives in History uses evidence to demonstrate how a degree in history can lead to a successful career.