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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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"What Can I Do With a Major in...History?"

Why Major in History?

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in History will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in content knowledge equivalent to introductory surveys in U.S. and World history.
  • Read history critically for comprehension of historical chronology and interpretation.
  • Write an analytical research paper based upon original research in primary and secondary sources.
  • Think critically about the past, including ways to integrate historical knowledge with other fields of study

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Archivist Indexer
AnalystInstitutional Researcher
Art ConservatorInternational Relations Specialist
Artifacts ConservatorJournalist
Associate Director for Historic ResourcesLawyer
Banker Legislative Research Assistant
Biographer Legislative Staff
Business ArchivistLibrarian
City ManagerLocal Archivist
Collections Manager Management
Congressional AideMarket Researcher
Consular ServiceMedical Archivist
ConsultantMuseum Curator
Consumer Advocate Museum Educator
Copy EditorMuseum Technician
Copy WriterNational Archivist
Credit Lending Nature Education Instructor
CriticOutreach Assistant
CuratorPeace Corps/Vista
Director of EducationPersonnel Director
Director of Educational Programs Policy Evaluator
Director of Visitor ServicesPress Representative
Documentary EditorProfessor/Educator
Education Administrator Program Coordinator
Education SpecialistProject Planner/Coordinator
Exhibit DesignerPublic Relations Officer
FBI/CIA AgentPublic Opinion Pollster
Foreign News CorrespondentRegistrar
Foreign Service WorkerResearch Analyst
Foundations AdvocateResearcher
Freelance Writer Secondary School Teacher
Grant Manager Site Manager
Grant WriterSpecial Concerns Advocate
Genealogist Tour Guide
HistorianTravel Advisor
Historic Preservation Specialist Urban Planner
Historic Site EducatorU.S. Embassy Representative
Information Manager Writer

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Global Museum
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum Employment Resource Center
Museum Jobs
Museum Market
Preserve Net
Public History Resource Center Employment

Affiliated Organizations

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
Heritage Preservation
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

History: B.A. Degree
History: B.S. Degree 


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 and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator