Careers and Outcomes

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Developing your research, writing and problem solving skills

The history degree at Missouri State University is a liberal arts program that focuses on developing a broad understanding of history, while building your research, writing and analytical skills. Through courses in U.S., world and geographic regional history, you will develop a broad, global perspective of the history of society. This flexible degree also allows you to tailor the program to your specific interests and goals through elective coursework and the addition of a minor.

Career options

Undergraduate degree career options and employers include:

  • Archivist
  • Arts and humanities council
  • Civil service
  • Consulting
  • Foreign service
  • History educator at a nonprofit agency
  • Historic site manager
  • Information manager
  • Museum guide or expert
  • Politics
  • Public history
  • Researcher
  • Technical writing

Graduate education

If you decide to continue your education in a graduate program, your career options and earning potential will increase. To aid in this transition, you should produce solid undergraduate work and secure faculty recommendations to help you move on to the next step. While a graduate degree in history is a natural fit with an undergraduate degree in the subject, there are also graduate options in related fields such as law, public history, library science and education, which can further expand your potential.

Missouri State Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a history major. You can view their recommendations by downloading What can I do with this major?