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Why Study History?

If you are considering majoring in history, have a look at these sites, which discuss professional opportunities for people with history degrees. Hopefully, these pages will help you decide or strengthen your conviction for studying history.

"Why Study History?" by Peter Stearns

CNN/Money Magazine: "Working Your Degree: Teaching"

“History” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

CNN/Money Magazine: "Working Your Degree: History"

US Department of Labor information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

American Historical Association's “Careers for Students of History”