Students of history at The Catholic University of America work with prize-winning professors who have equal commitment to advanced research projects and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of History prides itself on its rigorous training and its friendly, collegial atmosphere.

The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in history, as well as several joint programs including B.A./M.A., B.A./M.S.L.I.S., B.A./J.D., and history with secondary education combinations. The history major provides an excellent preparation for a variety of careers including business and government, media and information technology, public history and museums, teaching, and archives and libraries.  Click here to read our Career Outlook pages for history undergraduates.

At the graduate level, we offer master's, doctoral, and joint degree programs. We have rich faculty and scholarly resources in the areas of colonial and modern Latin America, medieval European and Middle Eastern history, early modern and modern Europe, colonial and modern U.S. history.


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    Undergraduate Programs

    The department’s majors go on to a broad spectrum of careers, including business and marketing, media and information technology, journalism, law, government, teaching, and museums and public history.

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    Graduate Programs

    Our graduate programs are built upon particular faculty strengths, including medieval, modern European, U.S., and Latin American history. We foster a friendly atmosphere and close interaction between students and faculty.

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    Joint Programs

    We offer a combined major in history and secondary education, a five-year B.A./M.A. in history, a five-year B.A./M.S.L.I.S. in history and library science, and a six-year joint B.A./J.D. program with Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.

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    We invite you to browse through the courses offered by the Department of History.

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