With your history degree, you'll find success in a variety of areas like education, archives, museums, government, and publishing houses. A degree in history, with its emphasis on research skills, critical thinking, and communication skills, is also excellent preparation for employment in law, business, journalism, and public service. In fact, those with history degrees are among the highest annual wage earners among humanities and liberal arts majors.
As a history major, you’ll learn to:
- Recognize change over time and identify patterns
- Interrogate sources
- Write critically
- Conduct independent research
- Learn about other cultures
Opening yourself to these transferable skills will serve you in a wide variety of jobs.
Who knows where a degree in history will take you? Martha Stewart, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Conan O'Brien, Steve Carell, and three current supreme court justices (Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Anthony Kennedy) all began their careers as history majors.
Internships are an excellent way to combine your education with practical work experience in industry, business, and government. For help with your résumé, internship/job placement, or general career advice, contact:
CLA Office of Career Services
308 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Make an career advising appointment through Advise Assist.