What Can You Do With A Major In History?
History is an important aspect of liberal arts. It is the study and research of major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past, providing perspectives on how they have shaped the world. It creates a connection between curriculums, nations, and racial, ethnic, and economic boundaries. The study of history develops civil appreciation and helps to build the skills of analysis, communication, critical thinking, problem solving and research. These skills can be utilized in a wide variety of areas including business, law, politics, social service, and education.
(To research these titles and more go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).
With a Master's Degree
Lawyers and Paralegals
Legislative Staff Work
With a Bachelor's Degree
Writers and Editors
Educator at Elementary Schools
According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spring 2008 Salary
Survey, beginning salaries for a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
start at about $35,000 a year. For more information on salaries click here
Analyzing ideas and
Developing a world
present by referring to the past
Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences,
research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and
most importantly job databases.American Association for State and Local HistoryAmerican Association of Museums American Historical Association Organization
of American HistoriansSociety for History in the Federal Government
or Databases http://www.alhfam.org/?cat_id=216&nav_tree=216 http://www.globalmuseum.org/http://historyjobs.org/http://www.museumjobs.com/us/ http://www.publichistory.org/Classifieds/index.asp
Local Organizations of Databaseshttp://www.flheritage.com/ http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/http://www.myflorida.com/http://tallahasseemuseum.org/
Local Programs -
Master of Arts in History and other related programsUniversity of North FloridaFlorida Atlantic UniversityUniversity of Central FloridaUniversity of West Florida
Other resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida
offers a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Enterprising; Investigative (SEI)
Career Action Plan
Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge about this career
Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience
Get involved in volunteer work and community service
Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Residence Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc.
Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on campus
Join a professional association related to your career choice
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