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.
 
Law
Lawyer, paralegal aid, legal researcher
 
Politics
Elected official, speech writer, lobbyist, town manager 
 
Public History
Historical park guide, museum curator, historical society director
 
Government
Intelligence agent, military historian, administrator, investigator
 
Foreign Service
Career officer, cultural attaché, information officer
 
Publishing
Journalist, editor, writer, researcher  
 
Libraries
School librarian, archivist, reference librarian, university librarian
 
Teaching
University professor, private academy teacher, public school teacher
 
Business
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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