Undergraduate Studies

In CSU’s undergraduate program, students learn about the political, social, environmental, and cultural forces that shape human history. We analyze written and archaeological evidence from regions around the world in order to understand choices made at critical moments, interactions across boundaries, and the perspectives of diverse communities. Our program has special strengths in the history of the American West, Environmental History, and the practice of Public History.

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OUR MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS

Add an area of focus to your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History

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GENERAL HISTORY

Focus on specific time periods or geographical regions and explore historical themes such as race and gender, humans and the environment, frontiers and borderlands, and empire and revolution.

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SOCIAL STUDIES & TEACHING

Study historical themes, time periods, and geographical regions as you pursue the requirements for the social studies undergraduate teaching licensure.

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LANGUAGE

Focus on historical themes in regions that share a language and other cultural background.

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DIGITAL & PUBLIC HISTORY

Discover and use emerging digital research tools and learn how historians inform and engage the public in museums, documentaries, podcasts, and more. This concentration requires an internship

Blaze Your Trail

One option for completing your History degree requirements is to choose a trail of courses linked by the same theme. Meet with your Academic Success Coordinator or a member of the History Department faculty to learn more about trails. Look to flyers for lists of courses along each of the following trails:

STEP 1: FIND YOUR FOOTING

STEP 2: START DOWN A TRAIL

When you find a trail that appeals to your interests, enroll in courses linked to the trail. Use the courses to fulfill your degree requirements.

STEP 3: DISCOVER CONNECTIONS

In your coursework, make connections along the trails you've journeyed. Consider research projects that connect to your trail's theme. Talk to faculty and your peers to make more connections outside the classroom.

STEP 4: COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE

Consider doing a capstone project that coordinates with your trail. Use the courses that you've completed along your trail to fulfill your history requirements and electives.

Our Minors

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GENERAL HISTORY

Focus on specific time periods or geographical regions and explore historical themes such as race and gender, humans and the environment, frontiers and borderlands, and empire and revolution.

For questions about a History minor, contact Allison Pine

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Research the major religious traditions across the globe. Analyze religious phenomena and experience from the perspective of different disciplines and through a variety of media, including music, art, literature, and historical texts. For questions about the Religious Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, contact Dr. James Lindsay.

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FROM DEGREES
TO CAREERS

Students in History ask and answer challenging questions about the world we live in. The skills and training students received here open doors to jobs in government, law, museums, and business.

View News stories about Robert Ower and Alexandra Hernandez from CLA Magazine!

Do You Have Questions About Our History Program?

Stephanie Nielsen

Academic Success Coordinator

Questions about courses and checklists?

Contact Stephanie Nielsen, the Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of History. If you are looking for guidance on courses or have questions about checksheets.

Click this link for access to course descriptions for each upper-division courses being offered in the Summer 2021 term

Click this link for access to course descriptions for each upper-division course being offered in the Fall 2021 term

Ann Little

Professor

Questions about the History program?

Dr. Ann Little is the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator for the History Department. Contact her for questions about the History program.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT?