Department of History
How did we get where we are today? What caused past events? What differences did individuals make? If these and other questions intrigue you, history has the answers-or, more specifically, a choice of answers. CSU Stanislaus offers you the chance to study the varieties of history, explore your own favorite corners of the past, and effectively communicate what you've discovered.
A History degree can take you into teaching, law, business, journalism, politics, museum administration, TV and film documentary, civil service, the military, and many other fields. History graduates have also landed jobs in secondary schools and junior colleges across the state, as well as many historical organizations.
Become educated for the information age. Master techniques of research, writing, and speaking in order to find, evaluate, and interpret information. These skills foster both success in any career and a broader and deeper understanding of today’s world. Let the History program prepare you for the classroom, the courtroom, or the boardroom.
- Sept. 27, 2012 M.A. student, Samantha Williams, of California State University, Stanislaus, won first place in the graduate category at the annual Northern California regional Phi Alpha Theta conference for her paper, titled "Race, Politics, and Military Filibusters: Southern Attempts at Expansion in Antibellum America." This earned her a slot at the annual Pacific Coast Branch Conference in San Diego.
- Bradford Johnston completed his dissertation and was recently hired by Pasadena Community College.
- Adam Gandy was hired by the California State Lottery as an Analyst.
- Jesse Curiz was hired under emergency conditions to teach high school literature at a Fresno high school.
- Sarah Schraeder earned an appointment for Graduate Studies in German history at Washington State University; Dante Barksdale to the Master's in History at CSU Sacramento; and Meredith Andre to the Master's in History at Cal Poly.
- Lindsay Davis and Chris Moreno are librarians.
- Amanda Ecowitz was accepted to law school.
- Brian Haan has been promoted to Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.