2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

History (BA)

The History BA degree helps students develop broad and deep knowledge about the complexity and contingency of the past.  History majors learn theories and read arguments that help explain both persistent continuity and enormous change in human civilizations.  In courses and assignments, students learn to wrestle and unpack sources that provide the foundational evidence for interpretations of the past.  Finally, the major develops skills of critical thinking, research, analysis, and communication that are essential for the modern world.

The History major 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 language, business, science, or public health who wish to learn the traditions of other nations and cultures.