The study of history helps us discover and interpret the complex past of our culturally diverse world. As a history major, you'll study the history of the world from ancient and medieval periods to the present day, with concentrations of specific regions and historical periods. You'll be able to discuss issues such as how countries confront periods of economic boom and bust, how culture and religion affect society, and how societies respond to issues of race, class, gender, and sexual differences.

The History Department offers you with an opportunity to develop a concentration in one region or theme in history as part of a broadly based, globally-oriented major. You will study, analyze, and interpret the facts and timelines of the past and develop skills in organization of these diverse facts and opinions. With the history major you also will be prepared for graduate study in areas such as law or education.

Expand Your Skills
  • Obtain an internship in government agencies
  • Develop good oral and written presentation skills
  • Join political organizations
  • Learn government hiring procedures
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills
  • Consider a minor in business or foreign language
Career Options
  • Archivist
  • Biographer
  • Demographer
  • Government Agency Administrator
  • Historian
  • Historical Editing
  • Historical Preservationist
  • Historic Site Tour Guide
  • Librarian
  • Museum Specialist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Writer/Author
Professional Organizations
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • Executive Women in Government
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
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