Why choose history at North Central College?
You’ll work closely with some of the most well-respected faculty and authorities in the field as you conduct primary research at local and Chicago-area historical centers. And our history major is immensely flexible—it enables you to shape your entire college experience around your interests. You can major and minor in additional areas, such as English, political science or media studies. You can study abroad. Learn new languages. Add Chicago Term and urban/suburban studies to your program. But no matter how you define “history major,” you’ll graduate with the solid writing and analytical skills that every successful career requires.
You may also:
- Conduct primary research with area exhibit curators and history professionals, including the College’s own full-time archivist.
- Secure internships and future jobs with local historical centers, including the Chicago History Museum, Newberry Library, Naper Settlement ans DuPage Children's Museum.
- Collaborate with noted faculty like Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History Ann Durkin Keating, a renowned expert on Chicago-area history and the editor of several authoritative historical references.