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Undergraduate Academic Advising

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History Department Advising

Welcome to the Department of History Undergraduate Academic Advising Page! On this page you will find information about all of our major and minor requirements, FAQs, registration tips, reminders, and so much more. If a student has a specific need, they are welcome to visit the History Department Advising Office at HSSB 4036, or email us at (undergraduate-advisor@history.ucsb.edu).

Please review the resources on this page thoroughly to see if your questions are answered before contacting the undergraduate advisor or setting up an appointment.

If you need any of the following, please send the advising office an email (undergraduate-advisor@history.ucsb.edu), or stop by our office at HSSB 4036

    • Enrollment Issues
    • Research and Opportunities
    • General Major Inquiries
    • Change of Major
    • Graduate School Inquiries
    • Passtime Deadlines
    • Major Progress Check
    • Course Questions
    • Academic Concerns
    • Petitions/Forms (Advisors Signature Needed)
    • Departmental Honors Program 
    • Education Study Abroad (EAP)
    • Double Majoring 
    • Disabled Student Program  (DSP)
    • Enrollment Issues
    • Other Pertinent Matters

GE and University Requirement Advising

Have questions about your GE, unit, GPA, or residency requirements? You can reach out to the College of Letters and Science Advisors or the Transfer Center Advisors for help. It is crucial to remember that you have requirements to fulfill outside of your major, and that you should be regularly checking in with both your major and college advisors to stay on track!

Major and Minor Frequently Asked Questions

Have a specific question about your history department major or minor requirements? It may be answered on one of our FAQ pages below!

Changing Your Major or Declaring a Minor

Looking to change your major to History, Medieval Studies or History of Public Policy and Law, add it as a double major, or declare a History Department minor? Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to do so. 

Major and GE Progress Checks

Click HERE  to learn how you can use your progress check to keep track of your Major, GE, and University requirements. This page also contains the answers to some frequently asked questions surrounding progress checks for history and history of public policy and law major. 

Undergraduate Petitions

Looking for information on how to petition classes for major credit, or how to fill out your progress check as a History of Public Policy and Law major? Click HERE.

Registration Tips and Reminders

Click HERE to learn valuable tips and reminders when registering for courses each quarter. 

Transfer Student Resources

Looking for resources and FAQs geared specifically towards transfer students? Click HERE!

Senior Thesis Seminars

Interested in completing a senior thesis for your major? Click HERE to learn more about our History 194AH/BH honors thesis program, and HERE to learn more about the History 195IA/IB History of Public Policy and Law thesis program!

Independent Study

Looking for more information on the independent study courses we offer? Click HERE.