• Develop excellent capabilities in research, analysis and writing
  • Acquire a broad social, political and cultural understanding of the world
  • Gain perspectives on how past events shape the contemporary world

History graduates work in nearly every field as: teachers, lawyers, doctors, business executives, journalists, editors, writers, filmmakers, activists, and public servants.

History majors have employment opportunities in a broad and exciting range of fields.

  • Employers strongly agree that every student should attain knowledge or skills in:
  • Global issues and knowledge about societies and cultures outside the U.S.
  • Critical thinking and analytic reasoning
  • Written and oral communication
  • Civic knowledge, judgment essential for contributing to the community and our democratic society
  • A degree in History can help you gain these skills and more!

Famous History Majors:

  • Woodrow Wilson: President of the United States
  • Sonia Sotomayor: U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Bill Bradley: Former U.S. Senator and NBA Player
  • Elena Kagan: First female dean of Harvard Law School, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Larry David: Actor; writer; comedian; producer
  • Conan O’Brien: Former host of “The Tonight Show”
  • Carly Fiorina: President & CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Chris Berman: Anchor of “Sports Center

It Takes More than a Major: 93% of employers say that a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than a candidate’s undergraduate major. More than 75% want higher education to place more emphasis on critical thinking, complex problem solving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge.

It takes a History Major to gain these skills!


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