What You Can Do With This Degree

Undergraduate and graduate degrees in history are versatile and marketable!

History graduates often become 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:

  • 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:

  • Advanced research
  • Government
  • 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 B.A. and M.A. graduates often apply (and are accepted into) top professional school and Ph.D. programs across the country:

These schools include:

Recent Employers of UIS History graduates include: