Why Study History


By providing students with both the best of a liberal arts education and the skills necessary to succeed in a competitive job market, earning a degree in history is the way to make the most of a college education.

 

What History Teaches You:

Earning a degree in history will provide you with the skills employers in all fields are looking for in college graduates:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A strong work ethic

  • Leadership and initiative

In fact, a history degree is one of the most versatile, viable, and valuable out there.

For more, please visit the What History Teaches You section of the History Department Blog.

 

What You Can Do with a History Degree:

Pretty much anything!  In fact, studying history gives graduates tremendous flexibility in the job market by preparing them for positions in business, law, IT, education, and even the STEM fields.

For more, please visit the What You Can Do with a History Degree section of the History Department Blog.  Also see the Resources section on this website and the American Historical Association's What to Do with a BA in History Blog.

 

Why History Matters

History is the study of the past, but its significance lies in the present and its power in shaping the future.  Students of history are informed global citizens.  They have the ability to understand and assess change, to think critically, and to provide moral leadership.

For more, please visit the Why History Matters section of the History Department Blog.