What can I do with a History B.A.?

We offer two different majors. The History Teaching Major prepares you for State licensure for teaching Social Studies at the middle and high school levels. We also offer the History Liberal Arts Major. Both majors can lead to the following kinds of professions:

  • History Education
  • Graduate School in History (M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • State Department
  • Politics
  • Archivist
  • Library Science
  • Museum Curator
  • Historical Society Professional
  • Business
  • Insurance
  • Banking

Whom do I ask about careers?

Our faculty in history can answer your questions! Here are some things you can consider:

  • Teaching, STEP Program, Teach for America – Fischer, Borg
  • Study Abroad – Clinefelter, Seegel, Weis
  • Language Training & International Studies – Weis (Spanish, Portuguese), Melish (French), Clinefelter (German), Seegel (Russian, Slavic, East European Languages), Liu (Chinese, East Asian Languages), Wieben (Italian, Classical Languages)
  • Peace Corps – Fischer
  • Translation Work – Weis, Seegel
  • Civic Development & History Education – Fischer
  • Law School & Legal Studies – Haberman
  • Editing & Journal Publishing – Syrett
  • Internships & Public History – Clinefelter, Haberman
  • Government Jobs & Military – Seegel, Welsh
  • Scholarships: Fulbright (annually ~ Oct. 15) & Boren (annually ~ Feb. 1) – Seegel
  • Foreign Service Exam (annually ~ Sept. 25 and Jan. 20) – Seegel
  • GRE & Graduate School – ALL, Weis
  • UNC History MA Deadlines (Sept. 15 for admission in Spring, Feb. 1 for Fall) – Weis