What Can I Do With A History Major?

The history major at Alma is designed to provide a broad preparation suitable for immediate employment or attending graduate or professional schools.

The skills learned through an education in history—research, ability to sort through volumes of historical data, persuasive writing skills—make history majors excellent candidates for a variety of careers in a plethora of fields, including business, law, advocacy, information management, editing, writing and education.

Many history majors elect to earn an elementary or secondary teaching certificate. Please see this advising document for more information on the curriculum you should follow for the History teaching major. For inquiries regarding the Social Studies teaching major, please consult the Education Department.