"What Can I Do With a Major in...History?"
Why Major in History?
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor degree in History will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Learn and judge the basis of historical knowledge in references, documents, archives, artifacts and electronic media.
- Differentiate between fact and interpretation, logic and bias; effectively communicate this knowledge in written and technological formats.
- Recognize conceptual frameworks and apply a point-of-view.
- Determine cause-and-effect relationships in the past.
- Read history critically for alternatives.
- Learn lessons from the past by applications to the present.
- Respect the past as prologue to the present.
- Intergrate historical knowledge with other fields of study.
Related Career Titles
|Art Conservator||International Relations Specialist|
|Associate Director for Historic Resources||Lawyer|
|Banker||Legislative Research Assistant|
|City Manager||Local Archivist|
|Congressional Aide||Market Researcher|
|Consular Service||Medical Archivist|
|Consumer Advocate||Museum Educator|
|Copy Editor||Museum Technician|
|Copy Writer||National Archivist|
|Credit Lending||Nature Education Instructor|
|Director of Education||Personnel Director|
|Director of Educational Programs||Policy Evaluator|
|Director of Visitor Services||Press Representative|
|Education Administrator||Program Coordinator|
|Education Specialist||Project Planner/Coordinator|
|Exhibit Designer||Public Relations Officer|
|FBI/CIA Agent||Public Opinion Pollster|
|Foreign News Correspondent||Registrar|
|Foreign Service Worker||Research Analyst|
|Freelance Writer||Secondary School Teacher|
|Grant Manager||Site Manager|
|Grant Writer||Special Concerns Advocate|
|Historic Preservation Specialist||Urban Planner|
|Historic Site Educator||U.S. Embassy Representative|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum Employment Resource Center
Museum Resource Board
Public History Resource Center Employment
Academy of Certified Archivists
American Anthropological Association
American Association of Museums
American Association for State and Local History
American Historical Association
Archives and Informatics Association
Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums
Association of African American Museums
Association of Art Historians
Association of Art Museum Curators
Association of Art Museum Directors
Association of Children's Museums
Association of Midwest Museums
Association of Railroad Museums
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Canadian Museum Association
Institute of Certified Records Managers
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Kansas Association of Museums
Missouri Museums Association
Museum Computer Network
National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
National Center for Preservation Technology & Training
National Council for History Education
Organization of American Historians
Small Museum Association
Society for American Archeology
Society of American Archivists
Society of Architectual Historians
World History Association
Four-Year Academic Plan
The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.
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