Academic Advising

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History Advising

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.

ParthenonStudents 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.

History Major Worksheets

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.

  • History Majors in Program Before Fall 2009: Print out and follow the 36-unit advising worksheet (download here [PDF]), unless you wish to follow the newer program below.
  • History Majors Entering the Program in Fall 2009: You must print out and follow the new 45-unit advising worksheet (download here [PDF]).
  • History Majors-Education Option: If you are seeking the History/Social Science Single Subject Matter Authorization to teach history in junior or senior high school, you should print out and follow the History Major-Education Option advising worksheet. Be sure to also consult our History Ed. Option/ Single Subject Matter Prep Program page.
  • History Majors Entering the Program in Spring 2012. Click here [PDF]!

See the Roadmaps Page for how to use these roadmaps. See the Program Page for more info on the various History programs.

History Minor

The History Minor is 15 units or 5 classes. Take HIS 300, plus any other four upper-division History courses.