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History involves study and research about major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past. Applying the results of historical study is important for the preservation, and future growth of nations and institutions. Knowledge of the past can enable individuals to develop appreciation for the past accomplishments of others. In addition, a thorough understanding of past problems and the strategies used to resolve them can help humans to plan their present and future lives more efficiently. Studying different versions of the past aids argumentation skills. The discipline's emphasis on research, analysis, and communication have useful applications to a wide range of concerns. The degree will give one a broad background for understanding today's world.

Major specializations: World, European, United States, and Asia.

Occupational Possibilities

  • Archeologist
  • Archivist
  • Business Manager
  • Community Relations Director
  • Congressional Aide
  • Editor
  • Genealogist
  • Government Official
  • Legal Assistant
  • Historian
  • Historic Preservation Specialist
  • Historic Site Tour Organizer/Guide
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum Curator
  • Teacher
  • Travel Agent