Careers in History

Question: What can you do with a history degree?

Answer: Anything.

Like any good liberal arts major, a history degree prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of careers. The links below contain information about only a few of the options history or political science majors may choose to pursue. We encourage prospective students to discuss career possibilities with department faculty.

Career Advice

Chronicle of Higher Education
History as a Career
So, You Think You Want to Study History?

Perspectives on History (April 2017): "History is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data"

Job Listings

American Alliance of Museums
Chronicle of Higher Education: To access the most current job ads you must subscribe, but the previous week's ads can be accessed for free.
Federal Government Jobs: This web site lists all available federal jobs, so job seekers will have to do a subject search to find relevant listings. Many (but not all) history positions are classified under the "GS-170 Historian" job classification.
H-Net: Jobs in History and the Humanities, updated weekly.
Museum Employment Resource Center
National Park Service
Society of American Archivists
State and Local Government Jobs: Check the web sites of individual states and cities. A list of links can be found here.
The Society for History in the Federal Government
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Information on Public History

American Alliance of Museums
American Association for State and Local History
National Council on Public History
The Society for History in the Federal Government