Welcome to the Department of History which houses majors in history and social sciences.

As scholars of the past, we believe that the study of history is exciting, vibrant and vitally relevant to understanding the world in which we live and the future we are creating. Through intense classroom contact, innovative teaching methods and extensive student research projects, we instill in our students human values, critical thinking skills and an appreciation for the complexities of issues that have been of perennial importance.

Studying History at Pacific

Our history program offers range and depth in our course offerings and a chance to study in small classes with engaged professors who love what they do. You will have the opportunity to meet and work closely with a faculty of internationally recognized scholars committed to providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in many professions.

Teaching Credential Track

If you wish to qualify to teach history at the secondary level, you should complete the Single Subject Credential in the Social Sciences. Ask you adviser or the department chair for information on specific course requirements.  For other credential requirements, you should consult faculty in Benerd College.

Three-Year Degree Option

You have the option to earn your Bachelor of Arts degree in three years. Do your part to stay on track, and you could shave a year off your undergraduate work. That means significant savings on tuition and you get a jumpstart on your career.

See Bachelor of Arts Three-Year Plan

Digital Humanities in Action
Little Manila Recreated

An on-going research project at University of the Pacific makes history real for students by combining digital technology, the arts and sciences to build a virtual model of a Stockton community that was destroyed nearly 50 years ago in the name of progress.

Contact Us

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Department of History
209-946-2270

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211