Student engaged in learning

The History major is designed to give students a broad understanding of cultural, political and intellectual development through the ages. By assessing and interpreting past events, students can develop skills in historical research and critical thinking.

A degree in History can put you on the path to the following careers*:

Possible Careers for History Majors

  • Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Agent
  • Archivist
  • Chaplain
  • Clergy Member (Religious Leader)
  • Congressional Aide
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Service Peacekeeping Specialist
  • Government Service Executive
  • High School Teacher
  • Historian
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • History Professor
  • Intelligence Specialist (Government)
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Library Consultant
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Technician and Conservator
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Park Naturalist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Editor
  • Social Welfare Administrator
  • Sociologist
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer (Journalist)
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Writer / Author

*An advanced degree or additional training may be required for some of these careers, with an associate or bachelor degree being a good first step toward this goal. This is not an exhaustive list of occupations and places of employment associated with this major.

Internship Opportunities

Internships provide students the opportunity to apply their academic experience in a hands-on learning environment. As a History major at CSJ, you will have the opportunity to find an internship that is relevant to your desired career path.