History

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
The study of history has long been recognized as central to a liberal arts education and has served as a foundation for successful careers in many fields. Although the study of history is more often associated with careers in law, public service, teaching and the academic world, the skills learned through historical study have proven useful in a great variety of callings. Students should attempt to emphasize to employers the skills that were gained through the study of history and through other experiences.The study of history has long been recognized as central to a liberal arts education and has served as a foundation for successful careers in many fields. Although the study of history is more often associated with careers in law, public service, teaching and the academic world, the skills learned through historical study have proven useful in a great variety of callings. Students should attempt to emphasize to employers the skills that were gained through the study of history and through other experiences.


General Information
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department Website History Department
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History
Possible Employment Settings
  • Advertising, PR, Publishing Companies
  • Federal Communication Agency
  • National Archives
  • Banks
  • Foundations, Non-profit
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Broadcasting
  • Police and Fire Protection
  • Bureau of the Census
  • Health and Human Services
  • Political Parties
  • Business and Industry
  • Historical Societies/Associations
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Justice Department
  • Research Foundations
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Libraries, Colleges and Schools
  • State and Local Governments
  • Cultural/Heritage Agencies
  • Library of Congress
  • Transportation
  • Department of State
  • Magazines & Newspapers
  • Travel and Tour Services
  • Education Department
  • Multicultural/International Agencies
  • Museums/Archives
Occupational Opportunities
  • Archives Management
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Preservation Specialist
  • Professor/ Lecturer
  • Intelligence Specialist (FBI/CIA)
  • Politician/ Lobbyist
  • Biography Creation
  • International Law and Relations
  • Public Information Coordinator
  • Clergy
  • Journalist/ Editor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Community Relations Director
  • Lawyer
  • Public Opinion Pollster
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Research Assistant
  • Demographer
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Supervisor of Historic Sites
  • Departmental Historian
  • Librarian
  • Teacher, Social Studies
  • Economist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Technical Writer
  • Travel Agent
  • Exhibit Preparer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Urban Administrator/Planner
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Media Consultant
  • Writer/Author
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Museum Curator
  • Genealogist
  • Museum Specialist
  • Park Ranger
  • Policy Evaluator
  • Historic Preservation Specialist

 

Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations GSU Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Historical Association Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
American Association for State and Local History Southern Creative Anachronists
Organization of American Historians History Club
Society of American Archivists Phi Alpha Delta
Salary Information
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Internet Resources

Last updated: 1/26/2017

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