History is more than memorizing dates. History is an evolving record of human emotions, human aspirations, and human successes and failures.

Historians deal with the goals, fears, interests, and prejudices of people in the past and the impact of their thoughts and actions on the people of today and tomorrow.

The study of history is valuable for many careers and areas of study.

Careers in Education, Writing, Law, and More

  • Work as a museum curator or park naturalist/ranger.
  • Become a documentary film writer, historical editor, biographer, or journalist.
  • Work as a genealogist, archivist, criminologist, or private investigator.
  • Continue your studies and work in law as a paralegal assistant or lawyer.
  • Work in education as a research specialist, librarian, or teacher.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A History major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include American Studies, Classics, Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Archeology, , and many more.

  • Search a list of History related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learnn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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