Understanding the past gives us context for today and helps us prepare for the future. Wheaton history majors preserve the past through internships with museums, libraries, and historical societies. They pursue independent research on an era, event, or figure that interests them. They study abroad to experience cultural history in person. Through all this, history majors build research, writing, critical thinking, and analytic skills, important assets to nearly any career. Many Wheaton history majors add a second area of study to expand their knowledge and career opportunities. Our alumni become teachers, professors, archivists, activists, librarians, and lawyers.
- History Major Major
- History Minor Minor
100% of History majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
- Archivist and Historian, Wohelo Camps
- Client Associate, Merrill Lynch
- Communications and Development Assistant, Berkshire Hills Music Academy
- Program Manager, New Bedford Whaling Museum
- Research Assistant, Yale School of Medicine
Sample Graduate Schools
- Fordham University
- Georgetown University
- New England School of Law
- San Francisco State University
- Wesleyan University
Wheaton History majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the Masters in Gender and Cultural Studies program at Simmons University.
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 66% for the classes of 2014-2018
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Wheaton graduates and two seniors win Fulbrights
A Wheaton College alumna and two seniors have been awarded 2023 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) scholarships that will take them into classrooms abroad with local teachers as they also serve as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.
Alumna provides insight on monarchy history
Sally Bedell Smith ’70, whose new book, “George VI and Elizabeth: The Marriage That Saved the Monarchy,” will be released in April, is in high demand for speaking engagements and media commentary as the fascination with the royal family dramatically increases in light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.