What can you do with a history degree?

You will graduate with:

  • A thorough understanding of data analysis and interpretation
  • Excellent critical and logical thinking skills
  • The ability to skillfully organize ideas and solve complex problems
  • A compelling verbal and written communication style

Common career paths

  • Archivist
  • Archaeologist
  • Campaign worker
  • Congressional aide
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Historic site curator
  • Indexer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal assistant
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator
  • Personnel manager
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Tour guide

Positions MU history graduates have held

  • Academic Content Developer at Gorra Research in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Contract Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut
  • High School teacher in Los Gatos-Saratoga, Calif.
  • Legal Researcher, Law Office of Robert L. Wolf in Portland, Ore.
  • Program Coordinator, Focus on the Family
  • Social Service Coordinator, International Teams in London, England
  • Student Services Assistant, Western Seminary
  • University Librarian, William Jessup University

Graduate schools to which MU history graduates have been accepted

  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Biola University
  • Concordia University
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • George Fox University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Idaho State University
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • North Texas State University
  • Portland State University
  • St. Johns' College Oxford
  • Trinity Evangelical Seminary
  • Union Theological Seminary
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Oregon
  • University of North Carolina
  • Washington State University
  • Wheaton College Graduate School

Job outlook

Like many liberal arts programs, a history major prepares students for a variety of career paths. Students are taught how to think critically and adapt to an ever-changing world. History majors can find jobs in many fields that depend upon their training in data analysis and interpretation, organization of ideas, logical thinking, problem solving, and compelling verbal and written communication.

Student story 

History major Johanna Ohmes loves the intimate learning opportunities she's getting, including tours in London and museum work in Germany.