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.




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 *

Recent Graduates

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


Offered by the History department.