Studying history prepares students to respond to breaking global news and to debate conflicting views. History majors develop skills that equip them well for decision-making in law, marketing and business, museum studies, journalism, teaching, and other careers. Using newspapers, films, novels, and legal documents, they learn how to argue persuasively, read and research carefully and write creatively.
Global history courses provide an excellent pairing with a degree in international business or economics while public history courses are highly relevant to arts administration majors. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in history should prepare themselves in the appropriate foreign language.