Careers in History

Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences fosters a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own. 

Prepared for Anything

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers history majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you're passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately will help you find a rewarding profession.

Skills You Will Gain as a History Major

  • Observing carefully and comparing human behavior
  • Analyzing societal problems
  • Seeing relationships between multiple causes
  • Examining the present in light of the past
  • Knowing how societies handle change
  • Developing a world view
  • Writing well and presenting information clearly
  • Processing large amounts of information
  • Conducting research

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.

How A Major in History Gives You the Intangible Edge