History majors shine in careers in which critical thinking, historical perspective and strong writing skills are essential for success. A few of those careers include the following:
- not-for-profits and start-ups
In the history program, a total of 31 out of the 120 credit hours are devoted to history classes. This leaves flexibility for you to narrow your area of interest with minors, concentrations or double majors.
Take courses such as:
- War and Society
- Themes and Concepts in Chinese History
- Modern Sex: Sexualities and Genders in Modern America
- History of Women and Gender in America
- Ancient Medicine and Magic
- War in the middle Ages
- The Construction of Nazi Germany
- Voices of the Past
As a history student, you will work with history faculty on research projects. You will also have the opportunity to work with fellow students and professors on cross-campus, interdisciplinary research in the areas of environment, health, gender and sexuality, and business.
Internship and Co-op Opportunities
Internships and co-ops as a history major can be done at a multitude of locations. Some of these opportunities include those with museums, archives, local history projects and newspapers.