What You Can Do with a Major in History

The history program at AU includes both teaching and non-teaching tracks, and both ensure that students develop a strong foundation in research, methodology, writing, public speaking, critical thinking and reading. As you develop and refine these essential—and employable—skills, you’ll have the opportunity not only to pursue your passions and interests, but to prepare for a meaningful career in the process.
Our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in a wide range of industries or move on to graduate studies in history, historical administration, education, law, museum studies and a variety of other fields.

Recommended for students who are interested investigating, assessing and finding meaning in events, ideas and trends—and who seek a flexible program of study that will prepare them for a variety of fields and careers.

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
  • Urban Planner

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Aurora University Human Rights Organization
  • History Club
  • Political Science Club

Campus Employment:

  • Jenks Archives
  • Phillips Library
  • 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