Our Mission:

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.