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History Major

Major Overview

37 credits

Why History?
The History major provides fundamental liberal arts training which prepares students for any job which requires the skills of research, analysis, information management, writing and speaking, including careers in business, government, advocacy, journalism, and development. This major is especially recommended for students preparing for law school. The History major also equips students for jobs specifically related to the study of the past, including careers in education, museums and historic sites, archives and libraries, and as historians of corporations, agencies, and non-profit agencies.

Career Options
History graduates pursue careers in a variety of areas, including...

  • Education, where they work as middle school, high school and college teachers.
  • Law, where they work as attorneys or paralegals for governments, businesses, and non-profits or in private practice.
  • Information management, where they work as researchers and librarians.
  • Public History, where they work as archivists, curators, and interpreters of historic sites and exhibits.
  • Government, where they work for courts, agencies, and legislatures.
  • Publishing and journalism, where they work as reporters and editors.
  • See the Careers in History PDF for more information.

High School Preparation
Art History; Comparative Government & Politics; European History; Foreign language; U.S. History; World History

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:

Tycho de Boer, Ph.D.
Chair, History Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1419
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6995