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Department of History University of Illinois Springfield

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What You Can Do With This Degree

History graduates often become junior high or high school teachers, but teaching is not the only option available to someone with a History degree. Our graduates have a high placement rate in a variety of careers. Many go on to advanced research and prestigious museum training programs.

A Bachelor’s Degree in History is useful for careers in the following areas:
Managing historic documents and artifacts is just one career possibility for History graduates.

  • Health sciences
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Writing
  • Administration
  • Religion
  • Public Service (including Politics and Philanthropic Foundations)
  • State Agencies and Departments
  • Historic Site management
  • Teaching at the secondary level

In addition to the opportunities above, a Master’s Degree will help lead to a career in:
UIS History student

  • Advanced research
  • Museum science
  • Publishing
  • Teaching at the college level

Many History graduates go on to pursue a doctoral degree. While UIS does not offer the Ph.D. in History, our Master’s Degree graduates often apply (and are accepted into) Ph.D. programs across the country.

Our graduates regularly meet the admission requirements of the best doctoral and professional programs in the United States, including those at:

Recent Employers of UIS History graduates include:

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