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What can you do with a history major? Anything and everything. These activities have ranged from attending law and medical school, to becoming librarians and teachers, to working in banks, private industry, and even construction! Uniformly, our graduates comment on the skills they have learned as history majors which are applicable to any field of endeavor. They learn how to read critically, to write persuasively and with precision, and to be able to distill a large quantity of information into a manageable essence. Further, our graduates learn how to research a variety of topics from the distribution of fiber optic cable to the history of civil rights cases. They speak with precision and consequently are in demand in corporate and civic boardrooms, in classrooms and churches, and in universities across the country. Learning history is learning about the world and putting cultures and problems of the modern world into an appropriate context. In short, being a history major is preparing oneself for an ever complex world.

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