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. 

Third-year experience

At this time, you will be focusing on the overall design of your degree. This means you will concentrate on courses that are of specific interest to you.

Course recommendations can be based on your field interests, double majors, technical backgrounds, or even in preparation for graduate or doctoral studies. If you are looking into graduate school or doctoral studies, consider taking HIS 101 (Introduction to Historical Thought and Writing) and HIS 103 (Topics in History Research). 

You may work with a Department of History faculty member in the History 103 "Topics in Historical Research" course. Download, fill out and submit the request form to initiate the process. This course enables you to gain one-on-one research experience within the field of history, and it can be applied toward your overall unit total.

You may wish to consider applying for the History Honors Program, which gives student an opportunity to conduct original research and writing on a topic of their own choosing. This program offers excellent preparation for the rigors of graduate study.

At this point, you also can look into internships and studying abroad.

Minor in other subjects

Students who are interested in completing a minor in another program are encouraged to begin coursework for that during their third year.