Social & Behavioral Sciences
History

Students pursuing a course of study in history will gain analytical thinking skills and ever-critical writing and communication abilities that are part of base skill-set employers seek from liberal arts graduates.

History is a broad term that covers every other subject area: from art and science to religion, literature and philosophy. Studying history can prepare students for any number of career opportunities, from education to library science to government work.

Students of history will often pursue a minimum four-year, Bachelor’s degree and for many career fields, a Master’s or doctorate is required. For example, students going into library science, the education field, research or the law would most certainly pursue higher education levels.

The study of history prepares students for a number of interesting careers. Those interested in government positions can find themselves working at the Library of Congress, as a lobbyist, or for the FBI or CIA. History graduates can go on to pursue a career as a historian or archivist, history professor, museum curator, or as a writer or a journalist.

A wide range of career choices can be a great benefit for students trying out different employment options, with many different work environments. For example, graduates employed at a museum may spend time preserving artifacts, creating education programs, or planning and overseeing exhibitions. Students attracted to politics can pursue a career as political analyst, and conduct research for political campaigns, give advice on public policy and laws, or analyze data and information from public opinion. Students that go on to pursue library science may find work as a government document librarian, preserving government documents and records.

Curriculum for those studying history can include surveys of the history of different civilizations, such as the history of Africa or ancient and medieval history. Specific topics can be included in topics such as women in western civilization, modern and traditional Russian society, and the American Revolution.

The job outlook for graduates of history is greatly dependent on their chosen career field. For more information on the job outlook for a specific area of study or industry in the U.S., the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition is available at http://www.bls.gov/oco/.


Schools That Offer This Program:
West Coast University
Strayer University
Western International University
Western International University
Western International University
Southwestern College
Southwestern College
Southwestern College
Lincoln College Online
Grantham University
Grantham University
Brookline College
New England Institute of Technology
American Intercontinental University
American Intercontinental University
American Intercontinental University
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Brown Mackie College
South University
Bryant & Stratton College
Southern New Hampshire University
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