History

Study the stories of the past, and you’ll better understand the present—and be more adequately prepared for the future. As a history major at Northwestern, you’ll learn about people: where they’ve been, what they’ve done, how they think, and who they’ve influenced.

Northwestern’s history department offers these study options:

Faculty

Northwestern’s history professors are active scholars and relational mentors. Their doors—and even their homes—will be open to you and other students who think the past is a blast.

Study off campus

Northwestern offers history majors numerous internship and study abroad opportunities—from museum or public policy study in Chicago or Washington, D.C., to exploring ancient cultures around the globe.