Many students choose to study History because they are passionate about the human past, and the Heritage History program provides students with an engaging experience. Seminar discussions, documentary research, and community workshops all give students the chance to analyze diverse human cultures in close contact with Heritage faculty.
History is also the 10th most popular major in the United States because History graduates go onto successful careers in many fields.
Nationwide, History graduates are employed as:
• Business Manager
• Graduate Studies
• Law School
• Community Organizer
• Nonprofit Staffer
The thinking skills that you develop by studying the liberal arts are applicable in whatever career you choose.
History graduates earn competitive salaries. Nationally, History graduates earn an average mid-career salary of $74,200 (PayScale); in Washington, all History graduates earn a median salary of $56,000 (Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce). In fact, graduates with degrees in History earn higher mid-career salaries than graduates in nursing, environmental science, business administration, accounting and management, and biology.
Choose History not only because it is an engaging field of study, but because it will lead you to a rewarding career with innumerable options.