Skip to main content
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Explore Northeastern! Join us on November 1 to begin your journey. More information »
history
history
Our world-class faculty and students engage in the study of the historical development of a broad spectrum of human societies. We analyze historical change rather than memorizing facts. Members of the department produce award-winning research, and have been selected by the University for their teaching excellence.

 

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 m-bochnewych@neiu.edu, 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.

Advising

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

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 Certification Program (TCP), and Second Bachelor’s students. Please contact him at m-tuck@neiu.edu.

graduate advising

If you are a Master of Arts student or interested in the program, please contact Professor Mateo Farzaneh at m-farzaneh@neiu.edu

Scholarships

The Department of History has two awards available for students. The first, the Brommel-Lindberg Scholarship in History, provides one recipient $1,100 for tuition and fees at Northeastern. History majors can apply in March for the following year. The Susan E. Rosa Memorial Award for Graduate Studies provides $1,000 for a history major or minor who intends to pursue a Ph.D. in humanities or social sciences. Applications for this scholarship are also available in March. For more information about scholarships, please contact the chair of the History Department Scholarships Committee, Professor Patrick Miller, at p-miller1@neiu.edu.

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

If you are interested in pursuing a History major or minor at Northeastern, please contact the department chair, Michael W. Tuck, at m-tuck@neiu.edu or office manager Cris Joe at c-joe@neiu.edu .

For information about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Farzaneh at m-farzaneh@neiu.edu.

Current History Course Offerings

Spring 2015 History Classes

Fall 2014 History Classes

Summer 2015 History Classes

 

History

History Department Faculty

T (773) 442-5630

History Department Faculty

Back to Top