DePaul University College of LAS > Academics > History


Welcome to the Department of History at DePaul. Our department offers a full, rich curriculum in undergraduate and graduate education. Currently the home to more than 30 full and part-time faculty and approximately 250 majors and minors, the department offers day and night courses on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses, as well as online.

In addition to its strong undergraduate program with concentrations in public history, pre-law, secondary education, as well as a standard concentration, the department offers a standard minor, a minor in the History of Law, a minor in Museum Studies, a graduate degree (MA), and several five-year combined BA/MA degree options, all of which have the potential for exciting career opportunities (see Why Major in History).

  • Alumni Spotlight

    Meet Ismael Biyasev, BA, '14, Rosa Gallagher, BA, '15, Ramiro Hernandez, BA, '14, Alyssa Pullara, BA, '16,  Amy Weber, MA, '99, and Joseph Williams, MA, '15.

    Read More

  • Faculty Spotlight

    Meet Professors John Burton and Tera Agyepong.

    Read More

  • Student Spotlight

    Meet Gail Parson. 

    Read More

Upcoming Events

  • Fall 2016 DePaul Communication Graduate Programs Welcome Reception

    This event is for all new and continuing students in the graduate programs in the College of Communication.

    This reception will provide an opportunity for students to meet the college administration, their program directors and interact with other students across all programs.
    An RSVP by August 29 is required to attend.

  • Welcome Back Ice Cream Social

    For Students, Faculty And Staff

    Presented by The African and Black Diaspora Studies Program & Center for Black Diaspora

  • The Humanities in Spaaaace!: Mars

    4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Screening of the movie “The Martian”

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Performances and lectures

    The DHC kicks off its yearlong investigation into the relations among the humanities, arts, and space-sciences with a celebration of The Red Planet. After a screening of the 2015 movie, “The Martian,” the evening continues with The Bach & Beethoven Ensemble’s live performances on period instruments of “The Descent of Mars” from Jean Baptiste Lully’s Thésée (1675) as well as late sixteenth-century music composed by Vicenzo Galilei (Galileo’s father). Lecturers include Rachel Binx, a NASA JPL scientist with a degree in art history who will explain her work in finding creative ways of visualizing telemetry data received from the Mars Curiosity rover; and Chris Pak, a U.K. author who studies themes of imperialism, colonialism, and anti-environmentalism in science fiction’s treatment of Mars (including Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land). Free treats for the first 100 audience members in attendance!

  • The Horror of the Humanities 4

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. “Haunted House” interactive Halloween exhibit

    6:30 – 8:15 p.m. Screening of the movie, “Pontypool”

    8:15 – 9:30 p.m. Conversation and Q&A with the film’s director, Bruce McDonald, and star, Stephen McHattie

    The DHC’s fourth-annual Halloween event begins with an avant-garde “haunted house” featuring multimedia, interactive posters, installation art, and exhibits pointing to the horror of everyday life as well as the relationship between horror and the history of the humanities; continues with a screening of one of the greatest, scariest, and most semiotically-nuanced zombie films ever made, “Pontypool” (2008); and concludes with a talk and Q&A with the film’s director and star. Horrific surprises abound!

    Location: DePaul Student C