History Majors and Degree Programs

People often study history because they enjoy it, but they also develop important skills and insights that can be used to better understand the world. It is an important part of understanding the context which we live in. History is a broad field of study. History majors study various other disciplines since history overlaps with many fields. Historians focus on how events, ideas, and historical developments interrelate. History is an ideal major for students interested in a liberal arts education.

Most history majors do not become historians. They typically become librarians, teachers, attorneys, business professionals, writers, and researchers. Leaders in all professions, including the arts and business, attribute their success to the skills and knowledge they developed while studying history.

Select a concentration below to explore various history majors and view colleges and universities offering majors and degree programs in American History, History and Philosophy of Science, European History, Asian History, Military History and more.