What can I do with a major in History?
Your major will not necessarily dictate your career. Your major, as well as your Wheaton education, will provide you with important transferable skills and knowledge. Thus, your major is only part of what makes you employable. Other experiences that employers will take into account include internships, hobbies, work experience, and involvement in campus activities.
For information about majoring in History at Wheaton, please visit the department’s homepage here.
A liberal arts degree with provide you with a comprehensive education emphasizing many transferable skills, include analytical skills, communication skills, and the ability to think critically. Your major studies will also allow you to gain specific skills that may be of interest to particular employers and industries. Students of history excel in the following areas:
|Seeing relationships between factors||Interpreting events and ideas|
|Writing and presenting information||Explaining ideas|
|Synthesizing and evaluating arguments||Examining evidence|
|Analyzing ideas and information||Developing a world view|
|Explaining the present by referring to the past||Decision making|
Careers of Wheaton Alumni who majored in History
- Lawyer, Colorado State University
- Consultant, Self-Employed
- English Department Chair, Friends’ Central School
- Marketing Consultant, Self-Employed
Other Position Titles Related to History
Please note that some of these positions may require an advanced degree. For more information and descriptions of these careers, visit O*NET On-line.
|Anthropologist||Historical Society Staff||Public Relations Specialist|
|FBI / CIA Agent||Museum Curator||Technical Writer|
|Foreign News Corresp.||Museum Tech. & Specialist||Travel Agent|
|Lawyer||Demographer||Writer / Author|
|Archivist||Insurance Agent / Broker||Sociologist|
|Foreign Service Officer||Park Ranger||Lobbyist|
|Biographer||Intelligence Analyst||Historic Preservationist|
|Genealogist||Peace Corps / Vista Worker||Market Research Analyst|
|Legal Assistant / Paralegal||Editor||Consumer Advocate|
|Clergy||International Relations||Historic Site Tour Guide|
|Government Official||Political Scientist||Media Consultant|
|Community Relations Dir.||Social StudiesTeacher||Urban Administrator|
Job Search Resources
Consult the Opportunities by Interest section to research job opportunities in your chosen career field.
Books & Publications in the Filene Center Library
Great Jobs For History Majors
Career For History Buffs & Others Who Learn From The Past