• Overview
  • The past shapes the present.

    Everything we are now is a result of who we have been in the past. When you study history, you gain a deep understanding of the people, places and events that have helped shape the world we know today.

    As a history major, you will explore the entire sweep of the human experience – spanning centuries, continents and cultures. You will develop a rich historical perspective and a strong set of skills in research, writing, problem solving, and critical thinking. The program equips you for a variety of careers in business, education, law, communications and many other fields.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Are fascinated by history
    • Like museums, travel and learning about other cultures
    • Enjoy reading or watching biographies
    • Are a strong writer and analytical thinker
    • Are interested in national and global events
  • Career Outcomes
  • With a degree in history, you may become a/an:
    • Teacher
    • Librarian
    • Historian
    • Museum director
    • International business consultant
    • Public relations consultant
    • Tourism and recreation director
    • Intelligence analyst
    • Broadcaster
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Political analyst
    • Journalist
    • Lawyer (with additional education)
    • Freelance researcher
    • Employee for a nongovernmental organization (NGO)
    • Diplomat
    • Officer in the U.S. military