What you can do with a history major

Few fields of study prepare students more broadly for the future than history. For history, as it is taught at Carthage, is far more than just names and dates. Through the lens of history, students learn to appreciate and understand how humans on all levels of society have lived and grappled with war, revolution, social change, and the environment.

History also provides students with the tools for a lifetime of meaningful work and intellectual endeavor. Critical thinking, effective oral communication, and good writing are the skills that are developed through the study of history. These skills provide the foundation for successful careers in law, business, journalism, government, education, the ministry, and other fields.

Jobs for history majors

  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Attorney
  • Public Historian
  • Folklorist
  • Records Manager
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Pastor
  • History Professor
  • Congressional Aide
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Paralegal
  • Biographer
  • Government Official
  • Urban Administrator

Where Carthage history majors go

  • Wisconsin Electric — Digital Mapping Recorder
  • King High School — History Teacher
  • Rosewell Branch Library — Reference Librarian
  • Department of Defense — Oral History Program Director
  • City of Fort Lauderdale — Manager, War Memorial Auditorium
  • U.S. Department of HUD — Investigator/Equal Opportunity Specialist
  • Village of Wilmette, IL — Urban Planner
  • Executive Office of the President — Homeland Security Branch Chief
  • EDI — Inventory Control Specialist
  • Snap-On Credit — Account Manager
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company — Logistic Planning Coordinator

Carthage grads have also pursued graduate studies in social studies, history, and law.


Visit the aspire center for more information on careers after carthage