History

History

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

Why Study History?  To Major in Versatility.

History is more than names and dates. It’s about learning how we have been shaped by the past and how to apply historical knowledge and analysis to issues facing contemporary societies. 

A history degree prepares you for a modern economy with analytical skills and a deeper understanding of how the world works.

History majors learn to take nothing for granted, and the historical perspective that they acquire enables them to position themselves (professionally and in private life) in ways that enable them to use their acquired skills effectively.

Historians ask: What are the causes of today’s global conflicts? How does technological and economic change affect the lives of ordinary people? How have our institutions and ideas developed over time? By studying history, you’ll probe the how and why of events, and above all ask “so what?” You’ll examine a range of historical perspectives that will help you develop the essential tools for being an effective and engaged citizen of the world. 

Career Opportunities: A history degree trains you to analyze evidence, develop conclusions based on that evidence, and communicate those conclusions clearly in both written and oral form. These skills (critical analysis, organizing bodies of information, writing succinctly, and effective oral expression) provide a foundation for a variety of public and private sector jobs that value clear thinking and effective communication.  Many history majors go into teaching, law, business, public administration, or graduate study, but a range of opportunities exist:

Nonprofit sector

Private sector

Public sector

Graduate study

archivist/records manager

cultural resource management

public archives

history

public history

historical research/writing

State Department (Foreign Service)

law

library work


legal and policy research

historical offices for Federal agencies

business

museum work

historical preservation

historical offices for US military

anthropology

research institutions

communications media

intelligence (military, CIA, FBI)

public history

religious and philanthropic organizations

publishing

National Park Service

international relations

teaching

management

legislative administration/research

economics

 

advertising

urban and rural planning

political science

 

banking

historic preservation

sociology

 

insurance

 

education

 

law

 

religion

 

market research

 

art history

 

journalism

 

geography

 

public relations

 

 

 

human relations

 

 

 

travel/tourism industry

 

 

Requirements for Graduation:
In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences with a major in History, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

 

Degree Program:

History

Degree Designation:

Associate of Arts

Cassandra Pritts