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.

Honors in History

Honors Program

The Department of History's honors program recognizes the work of outstanding History Majors and gives them an opportunity to dig deeper in the discipline. It is not the same as collegiate honors, and students do not need to belong to collegiate honors in order to participate in this program. Students are invited to apply to the history honors program during their junior year. The qualifications for the program are as follows:

  • History major
  • 3.67 GPA in history courses
  • 3.50 overall GPA
  • Completion of HIST 397 History Honors Tutorial

The required GPAs include courses taken elsewhere if the credits have been transferred. The major with History Honors consists of a total of twelve (12) courses (36 hours). HIST 397 History Honors Tutorial is typically offered in the Fall Semester. The Tutorial involves writing a research paper, based on primary sources, of about 20–30 pages. The results of this research are presented in a short oral presentation at a final class to which friends, family, and other faculty are invited.

Here is the honors history major program in schematic form:

Introductory (Core)
Select two courses, one from each of the following categories:6
Tier 1
Evolution of Western Ideas Institutions to 17th Century
Evolution Western Ideas Institutions Since 17th Century
American Pluralism
Global History Since 1500
Western Traditions - Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Western Traditions-Renaissance to Modernity
Tier 2
East Asia Since 1500
Survey of Islamic History
Introduction to Latin American History
United States to 1865
United States Since 1865
Introduction to African History
The United States Experience
The United States Experience
The United States Experience
Methods Course
HIST 299Historical Methods3
Required Areas
300-Level Pre-1700 History3
300-Level Post-1700 European History3
300-Level course in US History3
300-Level course in World History3
Elective Courses
Any History Course12
Courses Required for Honors Program
HIST 397History Honors Tutorial (writing intensive)3
Total Hours36