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History

The focus of history is to discover, collect, organize, and present information about past events. A degree in history provides the ability to understand complex changes in society, the economy, and government while also developing the ability to organize and express results in written form. The practical reason for studying history is to recognize and analyze the complexity of changing forces that have created our world today. This degree lends itself to flexibility in post-graduation education and career choices such as those below.

Career Opportunities

  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Community Relations Director
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Demographer
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Genealogist
  • Human Service Worker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Technical Writer
  • Biographer
  • Criminologist
  • Educator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Journalist
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Public Administrator
  • Counselor
  • Museum Curator
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Writer
  • Historian
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Historic Site Tour Guide
  • Historical Society Staff
  • Park Ranger
  • Lobbyist
  • Librarian
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Researcher
  • Management Trainee
  • Sales Representative

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Air, Bus and Rail Lines
  • Banks, Savings/Commercial
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Educational Institutions
  • Foundations
  • Historical Societies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Libraries
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • National and State Parks
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio and Television
  • Archives
  • Business Corporations
  • Film Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Industries and Manufacturing
  • Investment Firms
  • Museums
  • Professional Periodicals
  • Publishing Companies
  • Social Services Agencies
  • Travel Agencies

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma Department of History
Career Alternative for Art Historians
Occupational Outlook Handbook