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History – Careers


What Can I Do With A History Degree?

The history program at Maryville University, as the center of a liberal arts program or in conjunction with a professional program, provides you with many careers options. A major in History may lead to a career in research, writing, teaching, historical editing, museum curatorship or archival and historical administration. In addition, as a History major, you will develop skills inresearch, critical analysis, information retrieval, communications and an understanding of different cultures. This knowledge provides you with a good foundation for careers in the travel industry, communications (media and publishing) and business.

Among the jobs you can consider on the almost endless list of options: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher and teacher. More specifically, though, with your degree in history you can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate, or even a businessperson.



Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

Learn More About The Office of Career and Professional Development