Ohio University

History Careers & Internships

History students get to meet and talk with internationally known historians.
History students get to meet and talk with internationally known historians.

What Can You Do with a History Degree?

Individualized Career Coaching for Arts & Sciences Students

College of Arts & Sciences students can take advantage of individualized career coaching, with many resources to help them prepare for successful lives. Students with liberal arts degrees are highly sought after because they are educated to think critically and become problem solvers for 21st century issues.

Once you log-in to Handshake, please follow these steps:

  • Select “Career Center” on the top right.
  • On the drop-down menu, select “Appointments.”
  • Select “Schedule A New Appointment.”
  • Select “CLDC Baker University Center Location.”
  • Select “CLDC Career Coaching for Arts & Sciences” (Mock Interviews and Leadership Coaching options also available).
  • You will then be able to locate available appointments.
  • Select the time that works for you and complete the information requested.
  • Push “Request.”

Career Information for History Majors

Training in history prepares students for a variety of careers. Many graduates pursue jobs in education, museum, and library work. Others turn the critical-thinking and writing skills history classes provide them into careers as lawyers, government officials, businessmen and women, journalists, and policy consultants in the non-profit sector. A history degree allows students to explore different cultures and develop analytical abilities necessary for succeeding in our increasingly globalized society.

Graduates of Ohio University's History Department have landed a variety of jobs, including working in federal archives, curating museum exhibits, teaching at the high school and college level, becoming lawyers, and engaging in foreign service. For more information on careers, contact the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies or any of our helpful departmental advisers.