The Department of History offers courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. History is a flexible major that allows students to choose among a variety of electives based on their interests. Students can also choose history as a minor, which combines well with many majors.
Career Opportunities for the History Major or Minor
As a history student you will develop skills of critical thinking and writing that you will find indispensable as you pursue a variety of careers, including education, research, law, business, public affairs, and the service professions. For more information click on, "What Can I Do With a Degree in History?"
How to Become a History Major or Minor
To become a history major or minor visit the Department of History in Lech Walesa Hall (LWH 4086) and fill out a declaration form.
If you are also going into secondary education you need to declare both secondary education and history as majors. To find out more about the secondary education program please contact Michael Bochnewych, program advisor in the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies office at (773) 442-5586.
For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Admissions Office helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer students and returning veterans to transition to our campus.
When you declare history as your major/ minor you will be assigned to an advisor. During the Fall and Spring semesters you should contact your assigned advisor for guidance about degree requirements, transfer credits, and which classes to take. Your advisor’s name is listed under your “Academic Profile” on NEIUport. If you wish to see someone else, please contact the History Department office at (773) 442-5630. During the summer semester, please see Dr. Tuck.
undergraduate major advisors
- Christina Bueno email@example.com
- Francesca Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joshua Salzmann email@example.com
undergraduate minor advisor, summer advising
Michael W. Tuck, the chair of the Department of History, advises majors in the summer. Professor Tuck also does advising all year for minors, students in the Teacher Licensure Program (TLP), and Second Bachelor’s students. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Master of Arts student or interested in the program, please contact Professor Christina Bueno at email@example.com
The Department of History has two awards available for students. The first, the Brommel-Lindberg Scholarship in History, provides one undergraduate history major at the junior level or above $1,200 for tuition and fees at Northeastern.
The Susan E. Rosa Memorial Award for Graduate Studies provides $1,000 for a junior or senior history major or minor who is promising in the field and intends to pursue graduate study in the humanities or social sciences.
The deadline to apply is in April of each year. Applications are available in early spring.
Clubs and Organizations
Students can join Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. Phi Alpha Theta hosts several events each year. Students are also encouraged to attend seminars at the Newberry Library. The Department of History co-sponsors two seminars at the Newberry. More information for the seminars can be found at the Newberry's Center for American History and Culture.
Program Contact Information
For information about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Christina Bueno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current History Course Offerings
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