History

The study of history is an important path to informed and effective citizenship.

With a degree in history, you receive a versatile, critical education that can be applied to virtually any field or industry. Its emphasis on broad knowledge, critical reading, careful judgment and precise writing offers excellent pre-professional preparation for a wide range of careers in business, public service, the law, teaching, the military, the ministry, journalism, and library and museum employment. You also have the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching history at the secondary level with the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), leading to a recommendation for certification to the Michigan Department of Education.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Archivist

  • My future career:

    Curator

  • My future career:

    Historian

  • My future career:

    Lawyer

  • My future career:

    Librarian

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Editor
    • Educator
    • Government Service
    • Insurance Agent
    • Librarian
    • Public Administrator
    • Tour Guide