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"


San Francisco Russian District Trip

All-inclusive San Francisco Russian District trip on Saturday, May 6. This is a joint History Club/Russian Club event. Includes transportation, a guided tour of the Russian District, and an authentic Russian lunch. Here’s the link to sign up.

Mandatory Advising Spring 2017

Mandatory Advising for Spring 2017 will take place from April 3rd through April 14th for all History majors. For General History Option, please use this link to sign up. For Pre-Credential Option, please use this link.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

McIntosh-Hutchinson Award

Announcing the McIntosh-Hutchinson Graduate Fellowship Award. For more information, click here.

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.