The study of history provides students with the opportunity to gain critical and reflective thinking abilities, communication skills, and an understanding of the rich diversity of human cultures that will be valuable to personal and professional development.
Most history majors will not go on to be historians, but instead will use their skills in fields such as education, law, and business. The History Department recommends the following internet resources to help potential history majors explore possible career options.
- What Can I do with a History Major? Prepared by Catherine Lavender, Department of History, College of State Island. This site provides information about the variety of possible career paths. http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/major.html
- What can I do with a undergraduate degree in history? From the American Historical Association (AHA) website. Includes the following categories: Historians as educators, researchers, communicators, advocates, and in business. http://www.historians.org/pubs/Free/careers/Index.htm
- Careers for Students of History (Provides information about careers in education, museums, archives, publishing, consultants and contractors) Also from the AHA. http://www.historians.org/pubs/professional.cfm#careers
- History Honor Society - Phi Alpha Theta http://www.phialphatheta.org