What Can I Do With a History Degree?

What Can I Do With a History Degree?

History majors really do excel in all kinds of careers in business, education, law, and the arts. See where some of our graduates are working now below.

See "Why Study History?" published by the American Historical Association.

See "What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?" published by the American Historical Association.

If you are interested in teaching or pursuing an M.A. or Ph.D. in history, please see Dr. Eelman.  If you are interested in law school, please see Dr. Len Cutler in the Political Science department.  See Dr. Dorsey for more information about opportunities in public history, and see Graduate Programs in Public History.  

For history-related jobs, see:
National Council on Public History: Jobs
American Historical Association:  Government & Public History Jobs
American Association for State and Local History
Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Net) Job Postings
Historyjobs (mostly archives, but click “view similar jobs” for more)
Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums
Society of American Archivists

Business internships are an excellent way for history and American Studies majors to find out how the "real world" works. Not all are exclusively for business majors. Check at the Career Center.

Recent graduates are employed by:

Anne Klein Footwear/The Jones Group PepsiCo
Barry McTiernan & Moore (New York City) Smithsonian Institution
Binghamton University Richland One School District
Boston University Rockport Company
Deer Valley Unified School District (Phoenix, AZ) Rome Central School District
Excelsior College Siena College
Ichabod Crane Central School District Trustco
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum University of Colorado
JIMLAR (Calvin Klein Footwear) Vistaprint
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Walt Disney World Company
New York State Assembly West Virginia University
News 12 Long Island Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker (Albany)


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Daniel Dwyer

Fr. Daniel P. Dwyer, O.F.M.

Associate Professor of History

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