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Why major in History?

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Here are just a few of your countless options.

A History major prepares you for careers in:

  • museums
  • archives
  • communications
  • public or foreign service
  • teaching (BFSS major-History emphasis)
  • business - analysis, writing, staff training, project management, corporate or non-profit management - just to name a few!

And of course, a history degree is also a solid foundation for an advanced degree in law, religion, or an academic specialty.

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