What can you do with a degree in history?
Read the stories of Calvin history alumni in various fields in the links below. For an outside opinion, read New York Times columnist
David Brooks and Norm Augustine, former undersecretary of the Army and CEO of Lockheed Martin, in a Wall Street Journal article.
Teach, yes. . .
About half of Calvin history graduates are now working in education, from middle school social studies to high school history to university faculty and administration. But teaching history is only one of many options.
and a great deal more.
The knowledge learned and skills gained in four years as a history major—researching, interpreting sources, critical reading and thinking, writing reports and other effective communication—will prepare you for a variety of fields.
Like government and business,
pre-law and pre-med,
international relief and justice NGOs,
archaeology and anthropology,
ministry and missions,
writing and performing arts,
libraries and archives,
All that time spent reading and doing research while studying history can be put to good use with a career in libraries and archives.
and work in museums.
For more insights on what you can do with a history degree, visit the American Historical Association.