History Department

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.

Watch videos of recent History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions.

Giving Day at Chico State

Join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 for Chico State Giving Day! This is your day to show that ’Cats give back and support what you love about our University. It is our own version of Giving Tuesday, which is a global day of giving following Thanksgiving. This 24-hour fundraising drive unites the entire Wildcat family of students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to support Chico State's people and programs.


History Immersion Trips

Goal: $2,000

Support history students as they participate in immersion trips to broaden their knowledge and experience history beyond the classroom. Two planned excursions include a daylong trip to San Francisco to see the Teotihuacán exhibit at the De Young Museum and attending the region conference for the History Honor Society.


Middle Eastern Studies Symposium

Goal: $3,000

Cause: Gifts to The Middle Eastern Studies Symposium helps bring special guests from around the country to the University for presentations of papers, lectures, workshops, and cultural events. Partnering with other University programs and student organizations, this multi-day symposium celebrates and teaches about the Middle Eastern culture.