Students who specialize in history are typically those who plan to teach, practice law, or enter government service; but history students also go into business, librarianship, foundation work, management of local history projects, and fundraising. Some history majors become successful writers. History majors should enjoy using their analytical skills to see beyond the surface of issues to understand their significance. They should also have well developed abilities in writing and evaluation so they can comprehend, compare, and criticize arguments and ideas.
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The required and elective courses you would take for History majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
Various specializations related to a major in History may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to:
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