Majors & Minors

History Degree

Program Overview

A History major prepares students to become better educated and more productive citizens. In the age of globalization, it enables them to understand current issues within their historical contexts; to deepen their knowledge about their national history through studying interactions between America and the rest of the world past and present; and to relate their life experiences and career choices to the social and historical processes of humankind.

Highlights of the History Major

  • Study of U.S. and global history from different perspectives such as race, global relationship and environmental aspects.

  • Study of non-U.S. history, different regions and periods, such as: ancient Rome, medieval Europe, the British Empire and modern Japan.

  • Participate in education abroad programs, such as: study tour to Italy, Japan, China, and Scotland.

  • Internship programs with archives and museums.

  • Membership in History Club, one of the most popular and active student organizations on campus.

  • Membership in Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Analyze empirical data and draw conclusions on the basis of such an analysis.
  • Effectively use communication skills in oral and writing presentations.
  • Research efficiently and independently.
  • Excel in a teamwork environment.

Career Opportunities

History majors pursue a wide variety of careers upon graduation with the majority of students going on to teach history. Many history majors choose to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree and then a doctorate degree in history or in other academic disciplines. A history degree is also an excellent foundation for those interested in pursuing a law degree.  

Potential Job Titles

  • History Teacher
  • English Teacher in Japan, China, and South Korea
  • Business Communications Specialist
  • Documents Analyst
  • Researcher and Editor
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Urban Planning Consultant
  • Archivist
  • Museum Curator


  • Museums
  • Archives
  • Communication Companies
  • State Legislature
  • Federal Government
  • Federal Foreign Services
  • Middle and High Schools

Related Programs

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