History
What is History? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources Links UNCW Dept of History

What is History?

The discipline trains both the mind and the imagination of those who study it. History imparts the vital skills of discernment and synthesis through critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. In particular, History confronts students with worlds, times, places, and cultures-including their own-in ways they never before considered.

To study history is to affirm the commitment to exploring issues of diversity within both a national and global context. To study history is to engage intellectually in the confrontation of peoples, ideas, and values in part because the past, no matter the society, is a foreign country.

 

Related Career Titles

Some of these jobs require education beyond the bachelor's degree.

Anthropologist FBI / CIA Agent Journalist
Archeologist Foreign News Corresp. Lawyer
Archivist Foreign Service Officer Lecturer
Biographer Genealogist Legal Assistant / Paralegal
Clergy Government Official Librarian
Community Relations Dir. Historian Lobbyist
Congressional Aide Historic Preservationist Market Research Analyst
Consumer Advocate Historic Site Tour Guide Media Consultant
Counselor Historical Society Staff Museum Curator
Criminologist Indicter Museum Tech. & Specialist
Demographer Insurance Agent / Broker Park Ranger
Economist Intelligence Analyst Peace Corps / Vista Worker
Editor International Relations Political Scientist
Psychologist Teacher, Social Studies Urban Administrator
Public Relations Specialist Technical Writer Urban Planner
Research Assistant Travel Agent Writer / Author
Sociologist

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Some Employers of History Majors:

Advertising Broadcasting
Business and Industry Central Intelligence Agency
Department of State Media
Paralegal Profession Peace Corps / Vista
Public Interest Groups Campaigns
Research foundations Schools and Universities
Travel and tour services Administration & Legislation
Education Health and Human Services
Library Parks & Recreation
Social & Welfare Services Transportation
Bureau of the Census State and Local Governments
Federal Bureau of Investigation Corrections & Court Systems
Museums & Archives Housing & Community Development
Political Parties Police & Fire Protection
Legislators  

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Related Major Skills

Explaining Ideas Interpreting events and ideas
Writing and presenting information Examining evidence
Analyzing ideas and information Developing a world view
Explaining the present by referring to the past Decision making
Seeing relationships between factors

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Job & Internship Search Links

Government jobs

Museum Employment Resource Center

Jobs in archeology

Career Planning Links

Careers in History

Professional Associations Links

American Association for State and Local History

Bureau of the Census

Society for American Archaeology

Resources of Historical & Archaeological Societies

American Historical Association

Additional Resources:

Search any topic in history

National Museum of Natural History educational resources

The Department of History The College of Staten Island tells you what you can do with a history major

General guide to possible career paths for holders of history degrees

Historical Text Archives

The History Net

Library of Congress

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