Why Study History?
Why Study History?
As a history major, you will gain the skills and competencies that are essential for success in an ever-changing world regardless of the career path you choose. Through your course work and experiential learning, you will enhance your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as your written and oral communication skills. You will acquire the ability to see the big picture and make sense of it. You will work with others on various projects leading to greater insights into the past and what that tells us about the present and even the future. Finally, you will be exposed to a wide variety of historical approaches and develop an awareness and appreciation for other cultures and the ethical questions faced by historians.
What YOU can DO at WARTBURG
Employers are looking for history majors because they have the ability to:
Wartburg College history majors have pursued a wide array of vocations and graduate studies, such as….
Graduate students in history, law, philosophy, architecture, museum studies, seminary studies, sociology, art history, student life and leadership, management, urban planning, library science, anthropology, the history of medicine, medicine, and Spanish literature at schools including the University of Iowa, Syracuse University, Vanderbilt University, Oxford University, Villanova University, University of Denver, Boston College, Marquette University, University of Kansas, University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, Drake University, and Auburn University.
Careers for History Majors – The link, provided by the American Historical Association, demonstrates how a major in history can lead to countless careers.
Careers for Students of History – The AHA offers this online pamphlet “for those interested in continuing their studies further and entering the ranks of professional historians.”
Jobs in Public History – A searchable job and internship listing provided by the National Council on Public History.