Liberal Arts & Humanities - History
As the saying goes, ""Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."" Luckily, there are people who decide to study the people, places, and events that have shaped our history, from social movements to international conflicts to world disasters. If you find yourself more intrigued by the past than the present, or want to teach people history so we aren't doomed to repeat it, a degree in History could be the right fit for you.
Types of Degrees
History students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years).
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in English and social sciences coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A History Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in History include:
- Post-Secondary History Teacher
- Museum Archivist/Curator
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Historian was $63,680 in 2019 (1) while Postsecondary History Teachers earned a mean salary of $84,210 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.