The History major at Loyola combines rigorous study with close interaction between students and faculty. The focus of the History department is to teach not just the "facts" of history, but the patterns and interpretations as well.
The department emphasizes the skills of research, analysis, argument and writing. In addition to classroom contacts, events such as departmental lectures and colloquia help to keep History majors, minors and faculty current with each other's work and concerns.
After graduation, many History graduates pursue more specialized study in law, business administration and international relations. Others prepare for teaching careers by doing graduate work in history or education. Others move directly to jobs in government, the media and private industry, where their skills in analysis, evaluation, research and communication are highly valued.