History (EIS)



As a foundational discipline, History provides the student with the opportunity to develop and hone their critical thinking and writing skills.  Not only are students exposed to a variety of world views throughout the course of their training—world views that expand their intellectual potential for growth—they also gain valuable experience in individualized learning and research and the practical application of these skills in a variety of venues.  Although some History majors decide to remain in an academic setting, pursuing post-graduate degrees (i.e., MA, PhD) or teaching at the K-12 level, the majority of History majors put their skills to use in the public and private sectors.






Related Major Skills


Critical Thinking Analyzing ideas and information Interpreting events and ideas
Expanded global view Critical Writing and Oral Presenting Independant decision making
Examining evidence


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Sample Career Titles


K-12 Teacher/Professor

Foreign Journalist

Public Historian

Historical Society Staff



Museum Curator/Docent


Consumer Advocate



Market Research Analyst

Foreign Service Officer


Information Science



Technical Writer

Peace Corps Volunteer



N.G.O. worker

Community Relations

Business Management

Government Agent

Congressional Aide

Public Policy Specialist



Public Relations

Urban Planner


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Sample Work Settings



Department of State

Research Foundations

Central Intelligence Agency

Travel Industry


Peace Corps


Political Parties


Health and Human Service


Social and Welfare Services

Parks and Recreation

Federal Agencies

State and Local Governments

Business and Industry

Community Development

Legal Profession


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FAU Student Organizations


  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • FLASH (Florida Atlantic Students of History)
  • Peace Studies Student Association
  • Be Aware
  • Share and Act for Peace
  • Debate Team
  • Global Health Interest Group
  • Mock Trial Club
  • Pre-Law Society
  • The Undergraduate Law Journal of FAU


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Professional Associations



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Job and Internship Links


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Where to Learn More


General Occupational Information

  • Why Study History? Click Here

  • What I Do: Historians Talk about Their Work  Click Here
    Search the Perspectives on History magazine website for the video interviews called "What I Do"

  • Digital History Click Here

  • More Than A Major: What Employers Want Click Here

  • What Doors Does a Ph.D. in History Open? Click Here

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Career Planning Websites


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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Archivists Occupational
  • Careers for History Buffs
  • Cartographers/Photogrammetrists
  • Conservators/Museum Technicians
  • 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For
  • Who Learn From the Past
  • Career Opportunities in Journalism
  • College Majors and Careers
  • College Board: Book of Majors
  • Great Jobs for History Majors
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors
  • Historians Occupational File
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Opportunities in Social Science Careers
  • Professional Careers Sourcebook
  • The Official Museum Directory
  • Finding a Great Job in the Federal Government
  • Smart Movers for Liberal Arts Grads
  • The History Internship Book: 2001


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Informational Sample Websites


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