- 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!