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Department of History

College of Humanities and Sciences

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Career Opportunities

An undergraduate degree in history is good preparation for a wide variety of careers, including in public history, law, public administration, education, not-for-profit management or business (including sales, marketing, and administration), as well as for graduate study in history. Students in history who take the appropriate coursework in the sciences also go on successfully to graduate programs in medicine. History undergraduate students would do well to seek leadership roles in school or community organizations, and to gain experience in the fundraising and grant writing techniques which support not-for-profit organizations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative for most careers related to history, politics or government administration. Part-time and summer jobs, internships and volunteer positions are critical to gaining the experience and skills that employers seek.

Bachelor-Level Job Titles

Graduate and Professional Level Job Titles

Professional Associations and Resources

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The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. Follow the links below to find wage information, job outlooks and more for the titles you are interested in.

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