Do you want to understand how political, economic, intellectual, cultural and social forces shape civilizations from age to age? Study history and broaden your understanding of specific geographical regions as you develop a deeper perspective on global events.
We offer a variety of courses on the history of the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as courses on local history, western civilization and global history.
- boost your understanding of history by taking advantage of internships, foreign language programs, and both regional and national Model U.N. simulations
- study abroad at institutions all over the world
- stay closer to home with the Chicago Term, a program that allows you to live in the city for a full term while earning credits towards your degree
We provide you with a strong foundation for graduate studies, professions such as law and teaching, or careers in museum work and historical
French Colonial Studies
The history department is the host site for the Center for French Colonial Studies, founded in 1983 in response to renewed interest among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, genealogists, and preservationists in the history of the upper Mississippi Valley from 1673 to the mid-19th century.