History (Bachelor of Arts)

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The study of history provides students with essential skills for a variety of future careers while rooting them in the past. Through the study of a broad array of time periods and peoples, history majors build a toolbox of skills such as the ability to write and speak effectively, research carefully and efficiently, and the capability to see multiple points of view with empathy and a historic understanding. This portable skills are useful in a wide range of fields, allowing history majors to work in a variety of fields over their work life. The 120 hour degree requires 33 hours of history courses and a minor.

Potential Careers

  • Teaching: Primary and Secondary Education, Community Colleges, Universities, Training, Library Science
  • Management: Business, Arts, Science
  • Law
  • Sales
  • Administration
  • Archaeology
  • State Department
  • Restoration
  • Libraries
  • Historical Preservation
  • Genealogy
  • Public History: Museums, National and State Parks and Historical Sites
  • Civil Service
  • Administration
  • Journalism
  • Military
  • Politics

Median Annual Salary

Public school teacher




Archivists, Curators, Museum Worker


*Median annual salaries are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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