History Department

Welcome to the History Department of California State University, Chico, located on the top floor of Trinity Hall in the heart of the campus. We are a community engaged in that most serious and intellectually rewarding of pursuits, the study of the past, the living past, that continues to shape our present and our future.

In this Web site you will find information about both our course offerings, how to become a history major or minor, as well as about our graduate program and our certificate in public history. Browsing our faculty biographies you will discover why our faculty is one of the most honored on campus for its scholarship, teaching, and service. You can also learn about our vibrant student organizations.

Of course, please feel free as well to stop by Trinity Hall and visit us.

For videos of recent History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions click here

And find us on Facebook

And just for fun "19 things only a history major will understand"


International Forum

Dallas Deforest will present a talk at the International Forum titled "On the Periphery: Causes and Consequences of the Greek Crisis." April 12, 2016 at 4:00pm in Ayers 120

Mandatory Advising Spring 2016

Mandatory Advising for Spring 2016 will be going on March 28th through April 12th for all History majors. For General History Option, please use this link to sign up. For Pre-Credential Option, please use this link.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

History Writing Center

The History Writing Center (HWC) is here to help students improve their historical researching and writing skills. The HWC provides tutoring in a variety of related areas, including research methodology, finding and evaluating sources, proper citation, and tips specifically related to academic writing in the field of history. The HWC also offers editing services for draft papers, and provides advice on overcoming common stumbling blocks encountered by students.


5th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Events

April 11th and 12th, all events 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the BMU Auditorium. Free and open to the public.