Department of History & Related Fields


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program
  • Minor Available
  • PSEO/Early college online classes

Learn to examine the settings and contexts of some of the most influential events in history.

History may be the right degree for you if you:

  • are interested in time periods, people, and cultures
  • love history
  • have an interest in law, government, public administration, ministry, business, or education

Why study history at Northwestern?

Due to small class sizes, you can engage with your professors on a deeper level. You’ll have the chance to integrate your faith into every part of your learning.

Being located in the Twin Cities provides many history-related opportunities. Including museums, historical archives, and the department sponsors field trips to cultural sites.

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Careers in the history field

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in history.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Public Policy or community affairs
  • City management
  • Program administration
  • Research
  • Intelligence or Foreign Service
  • Campaign management
  • Staff administration
  • Special interest advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Administration and management
  • Fund raising or fund development
  • Grant writing or research
  • Archivist or museum work
  • Interpreter/tour guide/naturalist
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