The Department of History is a department in the Faculty of Arts in the College of Humanities and Legal Studies of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. It has its genesis from the Department of Arts, now Faculty of Arts, which was one of the founding divisions of the University of Cape Coast, which started as the University College of Cape Coast in 1962. It was in 1964/65 that it changed from a Section of History to a Department of History. It offers undergraduate courses in programmes in History, which generally allows learners to develop a critical and analytical mind and to have sufficient knowledge about the flow of historical currents and major epochs, civilisations, political, social, technological and economic evolutions on the African continent in particular and on the global scene as a whole, from the earliest times to the recent past. Other activities engaged by the department are research and consultancy.