Students and parents often ask some variation of this question: “What can you do with a History degree?” As historians, we honestly believe the answer is: “What can’t you do with a History degree?”
A History degree not only hones the essential skills required in practically any professional career or calling, but also sparks the imagination and cultivates a curiosity for understanding the complexity of the world and its peoples. Knowledge, skills, imagination and curiosity are the bedrock upon which a well-grounded and well-rounded life are built. A Marquette History degree lays this foundation, opening doors to a lifetime of fulfillment through learning, cultural appreciation, and civic responsibility.
History majors may consider a variety of careers and fields upon graduation. We have listed a few options below with suggestions for courses, secondary majors, internships and organizations that may help you determine what you can do with your history majors.