3 Reasons to Major in History at University

Peter Russo
Jan 29, 2019 · 3 min read
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Finding a major in college can be incredibly difficult, but it’s always worth it to following what truly inspires and interests you.

High school graduation has come and gone, presenting you with the next challenge, finding a good college. An important part of this process is pinning down a major. There are so many options: like Communications, Engineering, or Liberal Arts. However, there is one major often overlooked: A History major. This degree offers more benefits than you would imagine. Here’s three reasons why should consider a major in History.

Jobs and Job Skills

Graduate School and Double Major

Launch New Passions

History is not just a boring class about old people and dates in the far past. It’s a relevant, ever evolving subject. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says we can expect a 15 percent job growth for History teaching alone, by 2026. People are starting to see the importance of having a solid knowledge of history: whether that’s Modern History, the History of Science and Technology, Historic Conservation, and more. Consider the value of a History major, a degree with proven potential.

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