Important Dates and Deadlines

August 22, 2018
Spring 2018 Semester Begins

August 27, 2018
Instruction Begins

September 24, 2018
Census Date

November 30, 2018
Rose-Christensen Research Travel Scholarship Applications Due Date.

December 10-14, 2018
Finals Week

Due Date TBD
Scholarship Applications are Due! Please check out the Scholarships and Prizes offered by the History Department and be sure to apply!


Department of History
Tahoe Hall 3080
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4pm


Having trouble understanding the difference between real facts and those of the alternative variety?

A degree in History can help!

The study of history not only helps you understand where you come from which provides a better understanding of who you are, it give you crucial skills in research, analysis, and communication.  You will learn to identify bias and perspective, apply critical thinking and analysis, and employ rhetoric.  These skills are not only essential to being a well-informed and engaged citizen--they are highly sought after skills in all walks of professional life, from classrooms, courtrooms, and boardrooms to collections archives to congressional offices. Our world is full of propaganda; our airwaves crowded with people trying to tell us what to think, who to vote for, and what to buy. Historians have the skills to navigate through the noise, dig through the data, think for themselves, and show others how to do the same.

If you want to be a part of that, consider pursuing a degree or minor in History.

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