Careers for History and American Studies Majors

Our majors build skills crucial for a 21st-century information economy.  These skills include analysis, research, written and oral communication, digital proficiency, and collaborative teamwork. Our graduates build careers in a variety of professions, working in government service, museums, parks, archives, public history, library science and information technology, communications, consulting, education, nonprofits, law, and business.

Many of our students have built these careers after gaining strong experience through internships during their undergraduate education.

Alumni Intros – Learn how other History & Am. Studies majors have built careers in diverse fields through their own stories.

Further Info on Career Opportunities

Careers for Students of History – American Historical Association

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