The history program is designed to allow students maximum flexibility to tailor their major to their interests and needs. Students should therefore seek faculty advisement upon entering the program and routinely thereafter. Faculty advisors work with students to provide information about departmental requirements, course availability, course work and career options. Advisors will also help students prepare for graduate work in history and related fields. All history majors must have on file a History Advisement Form, available from the department office.
Students expecting to graduate must also fill out a Graduation Advisement Form by the third week of the semester prior to the expected semester of graduation. Both forms must be filled out in consultation with department faculty or a designated history department undergraduate advisor.
Note: any regular history professor can advise you. Adjunct professors do not advise majors. You can go to any of the professors listed in the first section of the Faculty page.
The History Major Worksheets will help you decide which courses to take. Before meeting with an advisor you should print out and fill out the appropriate worksheet below. The worksheets below are all PDF files.
The History Minor is 15 units or 5 classes. Take HIS 300, plus any other four upper-division History courses.