Wondering what to do with your degree in History?
The American Historical Association gives a great answer – you can do whatever you want to do, especially if you know how to explain to potential employers what your History degree means. In fact, as the Executive Director of the AHA explained, “No entity – corporate, government, nonprofit – can afford not to have a historian at the table.”
History majors and minors become...
- Educators, Filmmakers, and Entertainers
- Researchers, Curators, and Public Historians
- Lawyers, Advocates, and Policymakers
- Publishers, Journalists, Writers, and Editors
- Information Managers and Librarians
The American Historical Association (AHA) and the National Council on Public History (NCPH) offer a variety of resources for History students. Together, and with the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina, they prepared a brochure about “Careers for Students of History.” Other resources include:
- AHA Blog Series: What to Do with a BA in History
- AHA: What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?
- AHA: Careers in Public History
- AHA: Resources for Graduate Students: Graduate School from Start to Finish
- NCPH: Resources for Students
- NCPH: History @ Work Blog
The LMU Office of Career Planning and Development has some great resources too: