History Department

Welcome to the 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.

On this website, you will find information about our course offerings, how to become a history major or minor, as well information on our graduate program or certificate in Public History.

Browsing our faculty biographies, you will discover why our faculty is one of the most honored on campus for their scholarship, experience, and service. This website also provides information about our student organizations.

Watch videos of presentations here: History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions(opens in new window)


Looking to travel internationally while earning 6 Chico State credits?  Consider a summer ’22 study abroad program led by Professor Najm Yousefi (in Morocco) or Professor Dallas DeForest (in Greece).  For full details—including application, program dates, costs, and more—check out the links below. 

meknes, morocco         athens, greece