History

The study of history is an important path to informed and effective citizenship.

With a degree in history, you receive a versatile, critical education that can be applied to virtually any field or industry. Its emphasis on broad knowledge, critical reading, careful judgment and precise writing offers excellent pre-professional preparation for a wide range of careers in business, public service, the law, teaching, the military, the ministry, journalism, and library and museum employment. You also have the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching history at the secondary level with the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), leading to a recommendation for certification to the Michigan Department of Education.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Archivist

  • My future career:

    Curator

  • My future career:

    Historian

  • My future career:

    Lawyer

  • My future career:

    Librarian

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Possible Career Options

    • Editor
    • Educator
    • Government Service
    • Insurance Agent
    • Librarian
    • Public Administrator
    • Tour Guide