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Undergraduate Degree in History

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in History?

 Information and Options for History


 History Related Skills

  • Ability to Communicate with Diverse Groups of People
  • Analyzing Events, Ideas, and Information
  • Cataloguing
  • Collecting
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Debating
  • Decision Making
  • Developing a World View
  • Examining Evidence
  • Explaining the Present by Relating It to the Past
  • Knowledge of Particular Time Periods/ Regions
  • Organization
  • Presentation & Public Speaking
  • Researching
  • Writing

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Antique Dealer
  • Archivist
  • Auctioneer
  • Biographer
  • Carriage Tour Operator
  • Cultural Specialist
  • Dig Site Assistant
  • Docent
  • Documentary Editor
  • Historical Photographer
  • Interpreter
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Staff
  • Media Coordinator
  • Museum Tech
  • Park Ranger
  • Political Assistant
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Technical Writer
  • Tour Guide
  • Vintage Clothing Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Writer/Journalist

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Employers of History Majors

  • Advocacy Groups
  • Archaeological Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Cultural Centers
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Historic Preservation Organizations
  • Historical Societies
  • Indigenous Population Organizations
  • Libraries
  • Legislators
  • Museums and Archives
  • Nature Centers
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Peace Corps
  • Political Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Preservation Boards
  • Private Foundations
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Research Institutes
  • Travel and Tourism Agencies
  • Zoos and Aquariums

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 Job Posting Sites

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Career Planning Links

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Professional Affiliations

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