The American National Association of Colleges and Employers cites that employers throughout the world are looking for the skills a History degree provides. Because knowledge of the past is essential for understanding the present and anticipating the future, graduates of our programs are found wherever their analytical, writing, organizational, and research skills are needed. Specific types of jobs our degrees prepare you for include, but are not limited to:
- archival and library work
- business administration and management
- government service (at all levels)
- historical research
- museums and heritage organizations
- non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- publishing and journalism
- teaching (at all levels)
- university professor
But do not just take our word for it. Check out the articles below for more information!
Career Planning Articles:
- What you can do with a history degree [Canadian Historical Association]
- What can I do with an undergraduate degree in history? [American Historical Association]
- Careers for Students of History [American Historical Association]
Published Articles (most recent first):
- Jeffrey J. Selling. “Six Myths About Choosing a College Major.” The New York Times, 3 November 2017.
- J.M. Olejarz. "Liberal Arts in the Digital Age." Harvard Business Review (July-August 2017).
- DH Vancouver Staff. "Report: How much Canadians earn according to their university major." Daily Hive - Calgary. 10 August 2017.
- Michael Litt. "Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors." Fast Company. 15 July 2017.
- George Anders. “5 Surprising College Majors That Can Win You A Job In Tech.” Forbes Magazine, 13 April 2017.
- Paul B. Sturtevant, "History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data," Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, April 2017.
- Rob Sentz, "What Can You Do With That (Useless) Liberal Arts Degree? A Lot More Than You Think," Forbes, 19 October 2016.
- “What can you do with a history degree?” Times Higher Education, November 2016.
- James Grossman, "History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of,"Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2016.
- Selina Chignall, “Experts say a liberal arts education is still relevant,” iPOLITICS, 9 March 2016.
- Alan Wildeman, "We ignore the liberal arts at our peril," The Globe and Mail, 7 September 2015.
- Adam Mayers, "Why an arts degree still gets you a great job," Toronto Star (Business Section), 4 September 2015.
- Robert Campbell (President of Mount Allison University), "Why the liberal arts are vital to our prosperity,"Moncton Times and Telegraph Journal, 8 August 2015. Republished by Universities Canada, 10 August 2015.
- George Anders, "That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket," Forbes, 7 August 2015.
- Benjamin Doda, "Why PR needs liberal arts majors," Ragan's PR Daily, 21 July 2015.
- Gianna May, "Press Start to Begin: How Historians Can Apply Their Work in a Non-Academic Setting,"The AHA Today: Blog of the American Historical Association, 2 July 2015.
- Staci Heidtke, "Career Planning as an Undergraduate in History,"The AHA Today: Blog of the American Historical Association, 1 June 2015.
- Loren Collins, "Entering the Job Market with a BA in History,"The AHA Today: Blog of the American Historical Association, 12 May 2015.
- Max Nisen, "11 Reasons to Ignore the Haters And Major In The Humanities,"Business Insider, 27 June 2013.
- Annett Gordon-Reed, "Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong,"Time Magazine, 19 June 2013.
- Norm Augustine, “The Education Our Economy Needs: We lag in science, but students’ historical illiteracy hurts our politics and our businesses,”The Wall Street Journal, 21 September 2011.
- Zac Bissonnette, "Your College Major May Not Be As Important As You Think,"The New York Times, 3 November 2010.
- Graham Snowdon, "What do do with a degree in history,"The Guardian (UK), 16 January 2010.
- Donald MacLeod, "Report highlights golden future of history graduates,"The Guardian (UK), 19 July 2005.