Shape Your Future With a History Degree
A degree in history lets you study the past to better understand the present, all while you develop the critical reading, writing and communication skills that employers are looking for. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in marketing, journalism, public relations, business, law, museum studies, and nonprofit and international work. Many of our graduates also pursue careers in teaching or continue their education with graduate degrees from some of the top history and history-related programs in the country.
Learn more about career possibilities and read alumni stories below.
Careers with a History Degree
Meet Our Faculty
Exploring the World's History
Our faculty's research and expertise offers you a comprehensive understanding of world histories. Our faculty explore Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, European, and U.S. histories. Their research focuses on historical periods ranging from the pre-modern and Medieval periods to the 20th century, and their areas of focus include Latino/a histories, history of food, historiography and history of racial formation.
"More Than a Headstone" with the Veteran's Legacy Program
Our students engage historical research for the public good through their work with "More Than a Headstone," a project through the Veteran's Legacy Program of the National Cemetery Administration. Student researchers work with MTAH to research and compile information about service members, particularly those of marginalized identities, buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, and the students present this research to the public through profiles on the the MTAH website.
Center for Art Collection Ethics
The Center for Art Collection Ethics highlights and raises awareness about ethical issues in art collection and provides annual training for graduate students and professionals in the fields of art and museum collections. The Center is led by Elizabeth Campbell, an associate professor in the Department of History and a specialist in Nazi art looting and restitution.