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Department of History

Department Highlights

Program Overview: Why History?

What we do

The History Department offers undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts and a minor. The department also offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in History. 

DEVELOPING SKILLS

History isn't just memorizing dates and events; it's a way of learning. Until someone invents a time machine, historians must work from evidence left over from the time period they're studying. This makes studying history challenging, but it makes it fun, too!  And it means that the skills historians acquire can be used in many different careers. Many history graduates become teachers, but you can use historical skills for many different careers.

KNOWING THE PAST

We need to know history to understand the world we live in. In the history department at Cal State LA, you can study every kind of history from the ancient world to contemporary society, culture, and politics. In addition to our strengths in U.S. and Latin American History, we offer courses in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as World History courses that examine these regions all at once.

How to Find Us

Building Room: King Hall C4066
Phone: (323) 343-2020
Fax: (323) 343-6431
[email protected]
Office Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am-1pm; 2pm-6pm
F: 8am-1pm; 2pm-5pm
​Advising:
Please email [email protected] or call the office.
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What can you do with a history degree?

Historians study all aspects of the human experience, and the skills they learn apply to a wide range of professions. Here are some of the positions held by graduates of our department:

 

Teacher/Professor

Lawyer

Magazine/Newspaper Editor

CIA Analyst

 

Entrepreneur/Business Owner

Business Researcher

Nonprofit Founder/Director

Labor Organizer

 

Marketer/Advertising

Public Health Professional

Police Detective

Librarian/Archivist

 

Students in Library

Applications

Join our program by applying to Cal State LA directly through Cal State Apply

Details about our outstanding programs are on the Graduate and Undergraduate pages.

Start planning to apply by reviewing Application Dates and Deadlines.

 

Student Publication

Perspectives Vol48 Cover

Perspectives is written and edited by students in the History Department and members of the Eta Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.