The Department of History offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes student research and that allows students to tailor concentrations to meet their interests and goals. The History major teaches students how to research, write, and engage with other students and scholars about the processes of historical change in a global context. The curriculum culminates in an annual Student History Conference that highlights student achievement.
Currently home to more than 35 full and part-time faculty, and approximately 300 majors and minors, the History Department serves as a robust center for talks, campus activities, and intellectual life in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The department’s faculty are teacher-scholars who specialize in virtually every region of the world -- American, African, Asian, European, Latin American, and World History – and who specialize in a broad range of subfields that allow students to understand a wide range of topics and methods.
The undergraduate program offers a variety of concentrations including the standard concentration, public history, pre-law, and secondary education in history. Students can also join the TEACH program in which they combine history courses with those necessary for specialization in secondary education in an undergraduate/masters combination. The Department offers day and at night courses on the Lincoln Park and Loop Campuses. The history major offers a foundation for any number of career paths. DePaul History students have an excellent track record of acceptance at leading professional programs and graduate schools.