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Welcome to the Department of History. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our undergraduate curriculum 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 30 full and part-time outstanding faculty, 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 and who cover 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, and Pre-law. At the graduate level we offer an MA that emphasizes historiography. The department also offers three combined bachelor’s + master’s degree programs. Students may pursue history/journalism, history/international studies or the TEACH program, in which they combine history courses with those necessary for specialization in secondary education. The department offers day and 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.

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    Sickness and Solitude 2Experience a DePaul Humanities Center event . . . through the U.S. mail! Events in the Sickness and Solitude series look at the world today, especially as filtered through...
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