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.

News

September 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.