What are you going to do with a history degree?
Friends or family may have asked this question, or you may have thought about it yourself. About half of the students in our majors go on to careers teaching at the middle school, high school, or college level. But what about those who don’t want to teach? What good can they do with a history degree?
Answer: Just about anything. Historians study virtually all aspects of the human experience, and the skills they learn in research, critical analysis, logic, and argumentation apply to a wide range of professions. Here are just some of the positions held by graduates of our department:
Teacher/Professor Lawyer Librarian/Archivist
Magazine/Newspaper Editor CIA Analyst Police Detective
Entrepreneur/Business Owner Business Researcher Public Health Professional
Nonprofit Founder/Director Labor Organizer Marketer/Advertising
For more information on career opportunities for history majors, consult the American Historical Association’s website here.