Welcome to the Department of History

CSUF offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History, the Minor in History, and the Master of Arts (M.A.) in History. Our department provides academic advisement for these courses of study, as well as the Pre-Credential Program. Our undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in our Internship Program, become involved in our Center for Oral and Public History, apply for membership in our award-winning chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, and submit their research papers for publication in our nationally acclaimed student journal, The Welebaethan.

The Department of History serves a diverse body of students as they learn to interpret the past, function as engaged citizens, and prepare for professional careers. In this endeavor, it fosters a vibrant intellectual community of students, faculty, and alumni committed to rigorous, evidence-based critical perspectives on the past and informed engagement with the Southern California region and the world beyond. The Department is committed to preparing its graduates to thrive in and serve an interconnected global environment, developing research and communication skills to shape a more just and equitable world.