What You Can Do with a Major in History

In the history program at AU, you’ll gain a strong foundation in research and methodology, writing, critical thinking and reading. With this as a starting point, you’ll pursue your passions and interests within the field to build a meaningful career.

Our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce or for advanced graduate studies in history and historical administration, education, law and museum studies.

Recommended for students who are interested in critically investigating and assessing events, ideas and trends evident in history.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Archivist
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Demographer
  • FBI / CIA Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Genealogist
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Journalist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Museum Technician & Specialist
  • Peace Corps
  • Research Assistant
  • Travel Agent

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Anthropologist
  • Archeologist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Media Consultant
  • Museum Curator
  • Political Scientist
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Urban Planner

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Aurora University Human Rights Organization
  • Political Science Club

Campus Employment:

  • Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316