What can you do with a major in history? You can become a leader of your society who is well educated, interesting, informed, reasonable, and employed doing nearly anything you want to do! Careers for history majors are only limited by their own imaginations. History majors may become artists, ministers, small business owners, military officers, insurance agents, bankers, politicians, restauranteurs, lobbyists, archivists, doctors, musicians, city planners, architects, writers, newspaper editors, physical therapists, professional athletes, actors, social workers, travel agents…the list goes on!
Why take a history class (other than because it is required)? History helps students to see the broad picture of American, European, and Asian history. By learning the events of the past in these areas students will be able to grasp a comprehensive picture of current events and be able to answer questions such as “Why did that happen?” or “Why does this group feel this sentiment?” Taking a history class will broaden students’ scope of both contemporary and past events and how they interrelate with one another, conceptualizing that although certain situations were long ago, they still pertain to the modern era.
When students can relate historical issues with modern topics they feel a bond and experience the enlightened thought of “Wow! History IS important,” and, “I understand things a little better now.” Case in point: study the Great Depression and one can relate to our current economic tribulations, making comparisons, but then also be able to assess the differences and WHY certain things are different.
- Associate of Arts with a concentration in History
- Suggested courses for the History Concentration: HIST 101, 102, 105, and either HIST 111, 112 or HIST 201, 202
- Additional suggested courses: courses in economics, foreign language, literature, political science, or philosophy