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A Major in History

Description of Major 

This major educates students about the human experience of the past, and equips one with the ability to evaluate evidence critically, write about the past cogently, and understand the nature of the human past and present. 

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, law, education, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for history graduates, including:

Anthropologist Journalist 
Antiques Dealer Lawyer
Archaeologist Lecturer
Archivist Librarian
Art Historian Literary Agent
Attorney Lobbyist
Auctioneer  Market Research Analyst
Biographer Museum Curator
Book Reviewer Museum Specialist
Congressional Aide News Analyst/Researcher
Consultant  Park Historian
Criminologist  Policy Evaluator 
Curator Political Scientist 
Demographer Politician 
Economist  Preservation Specialist 
Editor Professor
Educator  Public Administrator 
Film Technical Advisor Records Manager
Foreign News Correspondent  Registrar of Historic Places 
Foreign Service Officer  Research Assistant 
Freelance Writer Sociologist
Genealogist Teacher
Gerontologist Technical Writer
Government Official Tour Guide 
Historian Tourist Guidebook Writer
Historic Inn Operator Travel Agent
Historic Preservationist University Administrator
Historic Site Information Officer Urban Administrator
Historic Site Tour Guide Urban Planner
Historical Society Staff Writer
Human Services Worker   
Information Broker