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Department of History

Learn the past. Understand the present. Shape the future.


The 2019 edition of the East Bay Historia is available online!!

Check it out and plan your submission for next year!

Welcome to the CSU East Bay Department of History!

The History Faculty and Staff welcome you to the Department's website. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for students and interested inquirers to learn about our Department. Click on to the sidebars for full information on our mission, faculty and staff, programs, course offerings, handbooks, and other components.

History Programs

The Department offers both the B.A. and M.A. degrees in History, with directed career advising into fields that focus on your passion for history. Our faculty are award-winning professional scholars, widely published in their fields and active in their professional associations. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of history courses, and examine the roots of our contemporary world issues  through understanding how we got here in the first place. The undergraduate major includes foundational courses in historical interpretation and research, thematic areas of concentration, electives, history labs, applied history courses and capstone courses in historiography and research methods. The graduate program consists of a series of graduate seminars and the graduate project. M.A. candidates have the opportunity to work on projects directly related to their career goals. History course sections are scheduled Mondays through Fridays, with frequent night classes. Courses are offered year-round.

Please feel free to contact any member of the department for answers to your questions and assistance with your plans. We look forward to hearing from you!


Historians! Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!!

Welcome back to the last "Winter Quarter" at CSUEB!


February 27, 5:30pm, SF 123. Come to this totally informal, unique, low stakes event and read key passages from Frederick Douglass out loud to celebrate Black History and the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass!  He's holding up well, and doing good work -- just ask Donald Trump.  Plus, there will be pizza.

A refresh of the following announcements:

This is the last year on the quarter system -- be sure to see a faculty advisor for advice on finishing your degree before the switch, or how to navigate the new system if you are still in the middle of your degree progress.

Of everything happening in the history department as of late, perhaps the coolest is the kick off of our own student journal: 

  • *The East Bay Historia* 
  • Interested in contributing in the upcoming year?  Please see Dr. Alexander or Dr. Kaatz for more information.

Interested in pursuing a career in K-12 teaching? One thing you must know about: 

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the CSUEB campus.  Campus leadership is looking for ways to commemorate this milestone, and since we are the history department... We're looking for students interesting in researching, publishing and presenting campus history. We will also be running a version of "Story Corps" out of our digital lab. If you're interested, please contact Dr. Ivey.

Contact Us

Department of History
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student and Faculty Services (SF) building, Room 442
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Phone: (510) 885-3207