What can I do with a major in...History?
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The study of the past broadens our perspective and allows us to discover the essential elements of human existence. History is the intellectual discipline that describes, reconstructs, and interprets the human past in order to inform our sense of the present. It provides students with the skills and perspectives necessary to integrate a significant body of knowledge over time and across disciplinary lines, to think critically, and to assess the interaction between continuity and change. The history curriculum is a healthy blending of traditional and innovative courses and provides students with the opportunity for both breadth and depth.
What skills will I develop?
- Ability to identify past events, ideas, and facts.
- Ability to collect and organize important historical data.
- Ability to make keen observations, solve problems and make appropriate decisions.
- Proficiency for accurate details.
- Architectural Historian
- Historical Advisor
- Historical Researcher
- Historic Preservation Specialist
- Historic Site Administrator
- Historic Tour Coordinator
- Historical Society Administrator
- Museum Curator
- Restoration Specialist
- Social Studies Teacher
What can I do to find out if history is for me?
- Research history careers
- Take a history course
- Network with professionals working in the history field
- Speak with students majoring in history
- Conduct informational interviews
- Volunteer or work part time in your desired career field
- Join the UW-Parkside History Society
- Join Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center