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Fifteenth Century German Cat Bishop artwork with History written on it

Careers for History Majors and Minors

Graduates from our program get good jobs. The most recent published report on job placement by the Florida Department of Education showed that BA graduates from UNF's History program had the highest rate of job placement among public universities in the State of Florida.


The study of History teaches valuable job skills and prepares graduates for careers in a variety of professions. Students who major and minor in History learn not only about major historical developments, but also how to think critically, evaluate evidence, and write effectively. These skills are highly prized by employers in today's fast-moving, globalized work environment. A 2016 survey conducted by the Department of History showed that History graduates were employed as museum professionals, college professors, school teachers, park rangers, consultants, business professionals, and non-profit professionals, among other things. Of course, our program also prepares students for more advanced study at the MA level, in History, Art History, Museum Studies, Law, and other fields.


For more information on careers for history majors and minors, please contact Dr. David Sheffler, Chair of the Department of History. Dr. Sheffler can be reached at 904-620-1856 and/or at