Career Options

History teaches students to absorb and creatively process large amounts of information, and to think, research write and analyze. History majors prosper in any profession that requires research, analysis, argumentation and communication. Some history majors follow career paths clearly related to their studies: they attend law school, they become teachers, they work in archives and museums, or they study at the graduate level to become professional historians. History is a superb background for journalism, law, government, even medicine, urban planning and engineering; the best professional and graduate schools in the country accept students who have been exposed to the rigors of historical study. History majors are prepared to pursue successful careers as teachers, academics, lawyers, civil servants, journalists and historians in private or public agencies.