COVID-19

Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admission to UC Davis and Welcome to the History Major! To help you prepare for a great first year, we have planned a comprehensive UC Davis Orientation experience in three parts: Aggie 101, Aggie Advising, and Aggie Orientation!

TO GET STARTED, HERE ARE YOUR STEPS TO SUCCESS:

1) You must complete Aggie 101 through your MyAdmissions Portal

2)  After completing Aggie 101, you will then meet with your major advisors. More information will be announced in June 2021. 

3) Prepare for your appointment by doing the following: 

  • Review your Transfer Guide
  • Find 2-3 non-major courses that you would be interested in taking in Fall quarter alongside 1-2 major courses
  • It is not recommended to take more than 2 History courses per quarter. 
  • Click on this diagram to help you identify courses of interest outside of your major
  • History courses do not have prerequisites, Remember to check prerequisites for non-major courses to make sure you’re eligible. 
  • Review the resources for new students from the College of Letters and Science. Our Advising Center will assist you with your major requirements and the College will assist you with your general education and college/university requirements. Throughout your career at UC Davis, you will work with both of these offices for academic advising.  We always encourage you to check in with the College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education and Advising Office regarding requirements outside of the major: http://lettersandscience.ucdavis.edu/advising 

UC DAVIS AT A GLANCE 

 

REGISTERING FOR COURSES

 

After you’ve planned out your first quarter and met with an advisor, you should have everything you need to register for classes. All students will register for courses using Schedule Builder during their assigned pass time. Before you register, you can begin searching and saving courses to start building your schedule. Add classes and use the “Calendar View” to see your daily/weekly/monthly schedule at a glance. Save multiple schedules and compare to find the best fit. Be sure to read the “Important Details” to view course notes, descriptions, prerequisites, and much more. Watch this video to learn more about Schedule Builder. 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We’ve included some resources to help you choose your courses for Fall Quarter. 


EXAMPLE SAMPLE SCHEDULE

UPPER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 101

BEST PRACTICES AND TIPS

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR DEPARTMENT