History (B.A.)

A history degree from Southwestern prepares students for careers in education, public service, politics, public policy and myriad others that require sharp analytical skills. For those wishing to push the boundaries of their knowledge, the program also sets the stage for truly enriching graduate studies in the fields of history, museum studies, law, library science, cultural studies and more.

Teaching is the obvious job people associate with a History degree, but the opportunities are much broader than that. History serves as a great background for jobs in journalism, libraries, public service, public policy, politics, or private business. You may want to pair a History degree with another discipline to open even more doors.

A history degree will help many graduates get entry-level jobs. However, pairing the degree with a graduate degree will usually bring higher rewards. Some careers, such as being a lawyer or teaching in college, mandate graduate degrees.

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit the catalog.