What can I do with my History degree?

Image: History major Laura Shepko (’13) interning at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

The History degree offers a strong set of skills that serve as the foundation to a broad array of careers. Many of our majors build their skills both in the classroom and through field experience in internships.

Our students leave with a command of skills they can share with potential employers, such as:

  • research
  • analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • planning and organizing projects
  • teamwork
  • digital skills
  • writing and editing in a range of formats
  • communication and public speaking
  • decision-making

Learn more directly from our alumni at the links below and from others at our Alumni Intros page:







Still curious about what kinds of careers people build?  History degree holders go on to achieve success in a broad range of fields and careers including, among others:


Analyst Intelligence officer
Archivist Lawyer
Civil service officer Law enforcement
Contractor Lobbyist
Diplomat Librarian
Editor Marketing executive
Foreign service officer Media production associate
Historic site administrator Museum curator and exhibits specialist
Human resources officer Peace Corps worker
Investment banker Political adviser
International development aide Teacher