Careers

A history major can be an ideal choice for a variety of careers. In addition to preparing students to be professional historians or researchers, it lays the foundation for professions such as law or teaching and for careers in business, public service, the military, the media, library science and archival work. Some careers of particular interest to history majors include:

  • Administering historical organizations, museums or agencies
  • Archival management and record services
  • Commercial intelligence
  • Compliance and policy analysis
  • Facilities management
  • Financial analysis
  • Government relations
  • Historic preservation and cultural resources
  • Historian
  • Information/research services
  • Interpreting and reenacting history
  • Legal support
  • Management
  • Manpower planning development; organizational diagnosis
  • Market research
  • Political risk assessment
  • Public and community affairs
  • Researching, writing, editing and recording history
  • Strategic planning
  • Systems analysis
  • Teaching
  • Training and orientation