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The History major prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution for a Bachelorʼs degree in History or a related discipline. History course work in general is helpful to the student who intends to eventually pursue graduate studies in such diverse fields as history, education, and law. Most career opportunities associated with this discipline require the minimum of a B.A. degree. Some business firms and government agencies seek persons with a broad overview and perspective of historical phases and processes of change.

In addition to a career as a historian, career possibilities include anthropologist, antique dealer, archivist, attorney, book dealer, correspondent, customs inspector, college administrator/professor, foreign service officer, fund raiser, librarian, museum curator/technician, news editor, researcher/ research analyst, theologian/clergy member, title examiner, and writer.