A history degree prepares you for any profession that requires doing research, analyzing documents and data, thinking critically, reading closely, making oral arguments, and writing persuasively.
Our graduates are well prepared to teach history at the primary and secondary education levels and to pursue advanced studies in history or related fields. But they are also ready to study law, journalism, or museum and library studies. A history degree serves students interested in careers in local, state or national public service, non-profit organizations, business, and any field that needs imaginative and resourceful people. In addition our majors are now park rangers at state and national parks, sports coaches, social workers, wine merchants, real estate agents, correction officers, foreign service officers, community organizers, career counselors, and even ballet dancers rock musicians. To read some real life stories from our graduates, please go to our section on alumni stories.