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History courses form a vital part of a well-rounded undergraduate education. They enable you to deepen your understanding of both the past and present while gaining important skills to prepare you for future careers in a wide range of fields. 

Why Study History?

Career Information 

By teaching you how to think critically, write persuasively, consider a problem from multiple perspectives, engage theory, and ask questions, History helps you develop the core intellectual skills that many employers demand.

Information about Becoming a History Professional

Career Resources for History Graduates

Careers Outside of History for History Students

"History is a Greek word which means, literally, just investigation. "

~ Arnold Toynbee

Advising Information 

History majors should consider taking the US History and/or Western Civilization survey as well as upper division class offerings focusing in American and European history. Other classes in the Social Science Division such as Political Science or Sociology are recommended as well. Always review the program requirements of receiving institutions.