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Department of History

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


History majors are completing signficant career-preparation internships this semester  

In Fall 2021, Cal State East Bay History majors hold internships with the Oakland Unified School District, Bay Area Justice Corps, the Legal Department of NGM Bio, and an East Bay Congressional office. Working with the Office of Interships, we carefully craft internship experiences with genuine career applications, networking opportunities, and regular feedback and experiential learning. History majors have also earned internships with the Bay Area Housing Internship Program and the East Bay Regional Park District. Internship Week at Cal State East Bay begins on September 24, 2021, with guidance and support to learn about the many different kinds of internships History majors can prepare to undertake in Spring 2022. Many of our internships are paid and also earn course credit towards the History degree at CSUEB. 



On Saturday, October 2nd from 2-4pm, the History Department will be hosting a walking tour of the Mission District in San Francisco. An experienced guide will be showing us around the Mission and talking about the rich history of the area. We'll spend a lot of time examining the mural artwork that is a predominant feature of this area.

For more information, click on the RSVP link below. If you have any questions about the field trip, please contact Prof. Anna Alexander (


The Department of History at Cal State East Bay


True to its roots in the Bay Area, the Department of History at Cal State East Bay offers leading-edge programs in historical study focusing on critical themes and questions confronting us in the present day. Debuting in 2018, our unique concentrations for historical study include Migration and Globalization, Social Justice and Citizenships, and Sustainability and Modernization. These concentrations allow History majors to investigate significant questions comparatively across time and place. Our courses employ high-impact pedagogies, emphasizing collaboration and applied learning. Advising and career considerations for liberal arts majors are embedded in our curriculum, so that students enjoy ample opportunity to make direct connections between their historical investigations and their longer-term goals and dreams. 

The Master of Arts degree at Cal State East Bay combines our commitments to historical inquiry with career-directed concentrations in public and community history, teaching history, and research. It is a flexible program inviting individuals with a love of history from any background or professional experience to sharpen their knowledge and develop their interpretive and disciplinary skills. Our MA candidates are teachers, community historians, and aspiring professors who do critical work to preserve and extend historical knowledge beyond the bounds of the university. 

Today our faculty are at the forefront of new fields, such as the history of sustainability, the history of globalization, digital history, applied history, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Our faculty are also deeply committed teachers, encouraging their students to chart their own paths and tell new histories. In 2020, Dr. Andrew Wiese, Professor of History at San Diego State University, and External Reviewer for our most recent program evaluation, observed that Cal State East Bay's Department of History "exemplifies the best traditions of research, teaching, and community service of the California State University." 

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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 

Phone messages are checked daily in Fall semester 2021, until our office fully opens for in-person support in October 2021. 



For inquires during Academic Year 2021-2022, please contact

Chair, Department of History
Dr. Bridget Ford

Interim History Department Administrative Support Coordinator (until October 1, 2021):  

Ms. Sylvia Musson,