What can I do with this major?

The skills necessary for the study of history are highly practical and prized by graduate schools and employers. Recent Dominican history graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at the University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Stanford University, University College (London), Sonoma State University, San Francisco State University, California Western School of Law, and Syracuse University—to name only a few. Below are some examples of career paths that history majors can pursue. This information comes from the American Historical Association.

Historians as Educators

  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Post-secondary Education
  • Historic Sites and Museums

Historians as Advocates/Agents of Change

  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Litigation Support
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Legal Foundations

Historians as Researchers

  • Museums and Historical Organizations
  • Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
  • Think Tanks for Corporations, Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations

Historians as Communicators

  • Writers and Editors
  • Journalists
  • Documentary Editors,
  • Producers of Multimedia Material

Historians as Information Managers

  • Archivists
  • Records Managers
  • Librarians
  • Information Managers
  • Historians in Corporations
  • Contract Historians
  • Historians and Nonprofit Research Foundations

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