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. 

First-year experience

The Department of History advises students to begin their lower division coursework within the major.

We encourage students to pursue general education courses concurrently with lower division work for the major. As a note, the department discourages students from taking any more than two history courses within the same quarter.

Consult this sample four-year academic plan to assist you.

Students often have difficulty getting into one or more courses they want during their freshman and sophomore years, and should be flexible in making choices. We encourage you to review the course catalog for classes outside of the major that may be of interest to you. These courses will count toward units needed for graduation.