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Careers in History

In the history department, you'll learn how to think critically, to write clearly, organize evidence and analyze problems. A degree in history will give you the tools you need to be a leader in the workforce.

General business or government

The problem-solving, research and writing skills you'll develop as a history major will equip you for entry-level positions across the spectrum of business and politics.

Business Intelligence Analyst Legislative Assistant
Project Manager Financial Analyst
Marketing Coordinator 
Management Consultant 
Career Counselor 

Become a lawyer or paralegal

Not only do history classes teach you the art of logical argument, history courses teach you to research, write and analyze for law school. History students who want to become lawyers must, of course, graduate from law school, but it's also possible to become paralegal assistant, too.

Lawyer Paralegal

Become a journalist

Research is a big part of getting a history degree and it's a handy background for students interested in going into any form of journalism. The ability to use different sources, think analytically and write clearly is important for a career in journalism. These skills are not only used in traditional journalism, but publishing, advertising and public relations, too.

Broadcast Writer
Editor Publisher
Advertising Public Relations

Become teacher or curator

There are many historical sites and museums in the U.S. from national museums to small, local historical sites. They need people like you to interpret the past to visitors. Look into what courses you need to take to work at different types of museums and historical sites.

With your bachelor of science and teaching certification, history majors can teach in both public and private schools in the state of Texas. 

Elementary teacher Secondary teacher
Post-Secondary teacher Community Educator
Curator Archival Specialist