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History (BA)

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.


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

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