History

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. 

The curriculum combines a breadth of chronological and geographical areas. Courses examine history in the Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Through the program, you'll learn how to conduct research and communicate effectively (individually and in teams) develop writing skills and analyze sources.

Chicago is a historically rich city, providing you immense opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom. You’re encouraged to do an internship and work with faculty on research initiatives.

You can earn a combined bachelor's/master's degree in History and Journalism, Secondary Education, and International Studies. These programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and master's degree in five years.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Introduction to Historical Sources and Methods
  • Craft of History
  • Historical Research and Writing (Senior Capstone course)
  • United States Constitutional History
  • The Court and the U.S. Bill of Rights
  • Doing Digital History
  • Oral History

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Pre-Law
  • Public History
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Governmental work
  • Curatorial and archival management
  • Library science
  • Education
  • Research

91%

91 percent of 2015 History graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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