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DePaul's History program is designed to help you engage in developing a critical understanding of the past, as well as its impact on the present and the future. Courses examine history in the United States, Europe and throughout the world.

You may also select one of four concentrations: 

  • Standard Concentration
  • Pre-Law
  • Public History
  • Secondary Education History
As a History major, you will develop skills in the following five areas:

  • Analyzing primary sources
  • Analyzing secondary sources
  • Conducting research
  • Presenting ideas and findings effectively
  • Understanding context
The faculty's range of academic interests, preparation, and independent research is an important asset to your studies. Department professors have received numerous university teaching awards, and are known for their ability to give individualized attention to each student.

DePaul History students have an excellent record of acceptance at leading graduate schools. In addition, you have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through volunteering, internships, part-time and summer jobs at many museums and libraries in Chicago.

You can earn a combined bachelor's/master's degree in History and Journalism. This program allows you to complete a bachelor's degree in History and a master's degree in Journalism in five years.

We offer a combined bachelor’s in History/master’s in Secondary Education History degree, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

You can also earn a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in History and International Studies. This program allows you to complete a bachelor's degree in History and a master's degree in International Studies in five years.

Internship Possibilities

  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Metro History Education Center
  • Edgewater Historical Society
  • The Field Museum
  • The First Division Museum at Cantigny
  • McCormick Tribune
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • The National Archives and Records Administration
  • Newberry Library
  • Rotary International
  • The Swedish-American Museum

What can you do with this degree?

  • Community education
  • Government advising
  • Historical research
  • Law
  • Contract historian work
  • Historic preservation
  • History education
  • Nonprofit work
  • Curatorial work
  • Historical archiving
  • Journalism
  • Public a​​​dvocacy work