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What Can You Do With a History Degree?

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History is the study of the past, but it has deep significance for the present. Through history we can learn about societies and cultures, understand change and identify continuity. At CCSU, history students are taught the methods, skills and strategies historians employ in evaluating and interpreting historical evidence. They learn to research complex problems, analyze ideas and make informed and coherent arguments.


History students pursue a variety of careers and can work in education, government agencies, the legal field, businesses, newspapers and magazines, the film industry, museums, archives, libraries and historic preservation organizations. All of these careers require the skills of research, analysis and writing for which a History major is excellent preparation.

Here’s what some of our graduates do:

  • Teach history in elementary, secondary school and college.
  • Pursue graduate study in history, education, law and business.
  • Practice law.
  • Act as police officers, detectives and other law enforcement personnel.
  • Work in human resources and other areas of business such as information management and sales.
  • Serve in the state and federal government, including the Connecticut State Legislature.

For more ideas about what you can do with a history degree, visit the American Historical Association’s Career Guide or CCSU Career Services.

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