Career & Advanced Graduate Study Options

Want to Learn More About the Disciplines Of History and Political Science?

Start by checking out the American Historical Association (AHA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA), the major professional associations of the disciplines in the U.S. Their websites provide information about the state of the disciplines, more about subfield specializations, advanced graduate study, and employment trends and career opportunities for Political Science, History, and History & Political Science majors.

Our Faculty Strongly Advise Students to:

  • Meet regularly with your faculty advisor to talk about what your career plans are after you graduate. Knowing about your career goals will help us to better identify learning and experiential opportunities that can put you on the pathway to success
  • Work with the Office of Career Services, which provides a wide range of workshops, including professional etiquette and resume assistance
  • Customize your learning experience through course selection, minors, internships and co-curricular activities to build requisite skills and knowledge in and out of the classroom
  • Select a thesis topic that is relevant to your individual academic and career interests

Careers in History

History majors pursue careers in: research analysis, community agencies, political campaigns, consulting, business, government, editing and publication, foreign service, law, museums and historical societies, archives, foundations, non-profit organizations, intelligence agencies, lobbying, journalism, personnel management, public relations, research, and education (teaching and administration).

Careers in Political Science

Our Political Science majors are well-positioned to pursue careers as: lawyers, legal assistants, law enforcement officers, elected officials, campaign coordinators, legislative assistants, lobbyists or interest group advocates, municipal consultants, public sector and service employees, community organizers and leaders, business owners, diplomats or consuls, international organization researchers and leaders, policy analysts or researchers, non-governmental organization (NGO) employees, journalists and military or intelligence officers.