What Can I Do with a History Degree?
The study of history can lead to professional work in the field as a teacher or professional historian in governmental and private agencies. It is also valuable for those going into other professions, such as government service, law, librarianship, business, journalism, and publishing. But also the study of history produces the kind of person who is capable of handling many different jobs and positions where the knowledgeable, the intelligent, the humane, and the perceptive are in demand. People who have a broad understanding of their society, have critical thinking skills, and who have command of the English language, spoken and written, are of high value in many fields and to thousands of employers. This means that history majors have a wide variety of careers open to them.
What About a History Minor/Second Major?
History is unique: no field of knowledge is alien to it, since history encompasses all knowledge about the past. The study of history is a supportive and integrative discipline, designed to broaden your knowledge of the past and to support your study in other areas. Our department encourages students to minor or to take it as a second major.
Interested in Teaching?
The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Social Science (also known as the Pre-Credential Option) prepares those considering teaching history and social studies at the junior high and high school levels. Advising is mandatory.
Honors in History
If you perform well in your major courses you may be invited to pursue an individual research project working closely with a faculty member whose area of expertise matches the topic you wish to investigate.
Continuous enrollment is required. At the discretion of the academic program, a maximum of 30 percent of the units counted toward the degree requirements may be special session credit earned in non-matriculated status combined with all transfer coursework. This applies to special session credit earned through Open University, or in courses offered for academic credit through the Center for Regional and Continuing Education.
Start dates & application deadlines
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- To be admitted to graduate and postbaccalaureate study, a student must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or must have completed an equivalent acceptable to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico.
- Applicants who wish to pursue a master's degree must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of course work attempted and at least 3.0 in the last 30 units attempted. Applicants for unclassified status, such as qualifying for a teaching credential, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their last 60 semester units of course work attempted.
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