Like business, history is a major that puts graduates in the advantageous position of being prepared for anything. You’ll learn research, writing and critical-thinking skills that will benefit you no matter what career field you choose. Your ability to define and interpret the happenings of the past will be the basis of your knowledge for planning for the future, and many employers will value that skill.
credits required for the History major
students enrolled in the History program
students per class on average in the History program
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample Four-year degree plan
- Critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate primary and secondary historical resources
- Engage multiple historical methodologies and multiple sources to produce will-researched written work
- Explain historical developments across multiple cultures and regions
- Corporate historian
- Legislative staff
- Museum curator
- Historic preservationist
Take a tour across the globe with a history minor; you’ll focus on Europe/Russia, North America, Africa/Latin America and East and West Asia in your courses. Historical imagination and research skills can help students with a variety of career as jobs and technology change.