Chair's Message

Chair's Message


Robert SackettThe Department of History is a community of scholars who seek to understand the past and strive to introduce students to the process of historical thinking. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer students a broad education in many fields of historical inquiry and prepare our graduates as engaged, knowledgeable, and contributing members of society. Our program offers courses from ancient Greece to the modern Middle East, and features faculty with expertise on the history of peoples on every inhabited continent.

We offer courses six days a week, in every time slot from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and we are proud of our record of placing our graduates in graduate/law/professional schools across the country. You will find here full information on our faculty, our BA and MA programs, opportunities for internships, scholarships, and fellowships, and much more. Click and explore, and let me know if you have any questions.

Dr. Robert Sackett

Be Curious

About the History Department

History offers a variety of courses covering Ancient Greek and Roman history, histories of the Civil War and World War I and II, history of the Middle East, and Native American history, among others.

The advanced study of History prepares your mind with the skills of research, critical thinking, and writing appropriate for careers in numerous fields. For more detail, here are three short websites we recommend which discuss all the categories of professional work for which a History degree can prepare you:

Careers for History Majors, from the American Historical Association:

Your Future As An Historian, from the UC Davis Department of History: