Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Undergraduate Programs

Major in History

The major in history prepares students for graduate and law schools as well as for careers in such fields as teaching in secondary schools, curatorial and educational positions in museums and historical associations, foreign service, library science, public administration and journalism. Moreover, history courses may be especially pertinent to students of business, language or public health who wish to learn the traditions of other nations and cultures.

No other undergraduate discipline provides more practical experience in presenting written and oral arguments and in defending those arguments with evidence. While other disciplines help develop writing skills or understanding of political behavior, history combines the skills of those disciplines with the vast span of human existence and the breadth of a global perspective.