Welcome to the Department of History at Northern Illinois University
For students interested in a strong liberal arts education, history represents a fascinating, flexible major that permits study of the broadest possible range of human experience.
History majors not only explore the past, gaining insights into how societies change over time, but also develop important reading, writing, research, and interpretive skills. You will receive solid coverage of major historical periods and regions as well as topical courses in diplomatic, intellectual, religious, urban, ethnicity and immigration, legal and policy history, and public history. Our graduates are involved with teaching (here and abroad, secondary to university), museums (local up to the Smithsonian), research (company, organization, etc), publishing papers and books, and numerous other areas.
Classes start Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Add/Drop of Undergraduate classes goes through Sunday, January 22, 2017. Any drops to your schedule after that date, please go to the college of your major. Any adds until January 27 are initiated by the course department.
Congratulations to our newest graduates: Rachel Hradecky M.A.; Scott Abel Ph.D.; Mathieu Billings Ph.D.