UC Davis Major in History


The study of history introduces students to peoples, ideas, and cultures that may be unfamiliar, and thereby helps put our own world into perspective. Because the past is as big as the world itself, history offers something for everyone. Indeed, historical study plays an important part in fostering well-rounded intellectual development as well as developing valuable career skills in research, writing, argumentation and documentation.

Meet our History Department Faculty here.

Want to learn more about our Faculty? From their recommended reading to their favorite TV show, visit our Faculty Highlights website!

Andres Resendez - Faculty Highlight

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Tentative Schedules

Summer 2022: Click here for our tentative schedule.

2022-23: Click here for our tentative schedule for the current 2022-23 academic year in History.

Summer 2023: Click here for our tentative schedule for Summer Session I and Summer Session II 2023 in History.

2023-24: Click here for our tentative schedule for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year in History.

Course Descriptions & Flyers

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