The Department of History


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A degree in Global History is good preparation for a wide range of careers.  It is a good option for students who are interested in doing something related to international affairs or business.  People specializing in global history go on to work in the government, in NGOs (non-governmental organizations working to help in foreign countries), and in organizations helping to craft foreign policy.  A history major is also a good foundation for careers in journalism, politics, and law.  Finally, a history degree helps to prepare students for educational positions (such as teaching, historic preservation, museum work, etc.).  A degree in history is very versatile and gives you many different career options.

The History Department has prepared a manual for students with course information and answers to many of your common questions. Download it here.

For additional information, the American Historical Association has published an excellent career guide for students.

Allison Kavey, Chairperson
445 West 59th Street, Room 4307N North Hall,
New York, NY 10019
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