Department of History

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Life After Eastern
Careers with a History Major
College graduates with History degrees have a wide range of career choices in education, government, and business.

History is also perfect preparation for law school and for graduate studies in history, journalism, economics, political science, area studies, geography, and related fields.

History majors learn research and writing skills that are in demand in a variety of different occupations, including positions in private business. Some of those are listed below.
Lawyer, paralegal aid, legal researcher
Elected official, speech writer, lobbyist, town manager 
Public History
Historical park guide, museum curator, historical society director
Intelligence agent, military historian, administrator, investigator
Foreign Service
Career officer, cultural attaché, information officer
Journalist, editor, writer, researcher  
School librarian, archivist, reference librarian, university librarian
University professor, private academy teacher, public school teacher
Researcher, claims adjuster, investigator, manager
Some of these positions require further training, special licenses, or certification.
Graduate Schools in History
For further information, talk with your advisor, a counselor in Eastern's Career Services Office (Student Services Center), or the chair of the department. 
What are ECSU History Graduates Doing Now?
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