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History - Pre-Law Concentration, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) Chicago, IL, United States
The History - Pre-Law Concentration from DePaul Universtiy is designed to help you engage in developing a critical understanding of the past, as well as its impact on the present and the future.
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Overview

The curriculum combines a breadth of chronological and geographical areas. Courses examine history in the Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Through the History - Pre-Law Concentration from DePaul Universtiy, you’ll learn how to conduct research and communicate effectively (individually and in teams) develop writing skills and analyze sources.

Chicago is a historically rich city, providing you immense opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom. You’re encouraged to do an internship and work with faculty on research initiatives.

You can earn a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in History and Journalism, Secondary Education, or International Studies. These programs allow you to complete a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years.

We offer the 3+3 BA/JD Program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.

Career Options

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Governmental work
  • Curatorial and archival management
  • Library science
  • Education
  • Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Historical Sources and Methods
  • Craft of History
  • Historical Research and Writing (Senior Capstone course)
  • United States Constitutional History
  • The Court and the U.S. Bill of Rights
  • Doing Digital History
  • Oral History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts. 
  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics (minimum course work equivalent to Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Three years of science (two of which must be lab science)
  • Two years of social science
  • Two years of language study other than English
  • Invite your high school counselor to submit the Common Application School Report.
  • An official transcript showing courses taken and credit earned
  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Official community college transcripts for any courses taken

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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