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History B.A.

 
 

A Helpful Announcement

We offer one section of both Theories and Methods in History (HIS 3064) and Pro-Seminar (HIS 4936) each semester.  We recommend that you take HIS 3064 during your sophmore or junior year and that you take HIS 4936 during your senior year.

 

What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history? ... Many, many things

As a liberal arts major, of course, the world is your oyster and you can consider a multitude of careers.  Among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list can be almost endless.  More specifically, though, with your degree in history you can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate, or even a businessperson. 

Historians as Educators                                 Historians as Researchers

Elementary Schools                                         Museums and Historical Organizations
Secondary Schools                                          Cultural Resources Management and Preservation
Postsecondary Education                                 Think Tanks
Historic Sites and Museums

Historians as Communicators                       Historians as Advocates

Writers and Editors                                         Lawyers and Paralegals
Journalists                                                      Litigation Support
Documentary Editors                                       Legislative Staff Work
Producers of Multimedia Material                      Foundations

Historians As Information Managers             Historians in Business & Associations
Archivists                                                        Historians in Corporations
Records Managers                                           Contract Historians
Librarians                                                        Historians and Nonprofit Associations
Information Managers

History BAs intending to pursue an advanced degree in history may profitably consult the excellent new guide, Careers for Students of History, by Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen (2002: 64 pages, $7 members, $9 nonmembers. ISBN 0-87229-128-6).

 

Internships

The History Program offers many opportunities for volunteer internships in southwest Florida and paid and unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. Students may select from internships at libraries, museums, and government offices. For more information, please contact Dr. Erik Carlson at ecarlson@fgcu.edu.


Undergraduate History Conferences

Phi Alpha Theta Annual Conference

See H-Net/Academic Announcements for additional conference announcements.


Publication Opportunities

If you are interested in revising a research paper for publication, below are a number of undergraduate journals to consider:

http://www.uncg.edu/his/ghro/                                     http://www.jiss.org/

http://cujh.columbia.edu/                                              http://uwho.rso.wisc.edu/archive.shtml

http://www.janus.umd.edu/                                           http://www.historymatters.appstate.edu/

http://www.tuftslife.com/organizations/322                  http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~clios/

http://www.history.upenn.edu/pennhistoryreview/        http://gainesjunction.tamu.edu/