History programs

Northwestern history classes attract students from other majors who also want to learn about fascinating events and historical periods like:

  • Medieval Europe
  • The European Enlightenment
  • The Civil War
  • Ancient Greece
  • Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
  • Native American society and culture

There’s really no such thing as history recorded from a neutral point of view, so our professors study and teach history through the lens of the Christian faith while also appreciating and drawing on history written out of other perspectives.


The pre-law program is designed to introduce students to various areas of law and to prepare them for entry into law school. Students should make arrangements to take the Law School Admission Test very early in their senior year and apply to law schools during that year. Information on the LSAT and on law schools is available from the program director. There is no prescribed pre-law curriculum, so a variety of majors is appropriate. What is most important is for students to take a range of challenging courses which require them to think critically, reason logically, and speak and write effectively.

Recommended courses
BUS 321 - Business Law I
ENG 288 - Writing in the Professions
ENG 297 - The Rhetoric of Persuasion
PHI 200BR - Ethics
PHI 202 - Logic
PSC 101SS - American Government
PSC 225 - Introduction to Law
Total credits recommended: 25