College of Letters & Sciences
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Contact Information

Jennifer Thibodeaux
Department Chair & Professor 
Phone: 262-472-1116
Location: Laurentide Hall 5223
Ayn Hess
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1103
Location: Laurentide Hall 5221

Careers in History

What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?

Many, many things.
As a liberal arts major, of course, the world is your oyster and you can consider a multitude of careers.  Among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list can be almost endless. . . . [continued at the American Historical Association website]
Source: American Historical Association


Book: Careers for students of history

Careers for Students of History

Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen Sponsored by the AHA and the National Council on Public History (NCPH), and authored by faculty and students in the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina, the 2002 edition of Careers for Students of History is a must read for any prospective student interested in pursuing a career in history. This new and expanded edition discusses the numerous career possibilities, and includes interviews with prominent historians in all fields of history, ranging from academic and publishing, to public and consulting. 2002. 64 pagesISBN 0-87229-128-6   $7 members   $9 nonmember  
On-line version available at AHA website.

Private Consulting Firms

Historical Research Associates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        History Associates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Organizations & Associations with Career Information & Job Listings

      Master's Program in History

      Career Paths in History
American Association for State and Local History
American Association of Museums
The Chronicle of Higher Education
National Council for Public History
National Park Service
Public History Resource Center
Society of American Archivists
Society for History in the Federal Government
State and Local Government Employment Websites

Undergraduate Research

History undergraduate research student

The Undergraduate Research Program offers history majors a unique opportunity to develop and demonstrate their intellectual and research skills. By providing financial support and close faculty mentoring, the program permits our students to pursue their interests, and gain new abilities as a historical researcher.