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The concentration highlights how bodies, places and identities are fluid historical categories that are mutually constituted.
In addition to researching and writing about the past, students in this concentration will also learn how to interrogate critically the production of historical knowledge and will be encouraged to explore the significance of their scholarship across multiple fields of intellectual inquiry.
Areas of study for doctoral students:
The knowledge and skills students gain while earning a history degree offer excellent
preparation for a seemingly endless variety of occupations. Students of history learn
to analyze and evaluate evidence with care, to communicate persuasively and clearly,
and to understand diverse perspectives and experiences.
Many history majors directly apply course content to fulfilling careers as historians, museum professionals, historical interpreters, researchers, writers, filmmakers, and educators. According to the American Historical Association, history graduates work in almost every field imaginable, ranging from financial services to healthcare to community and social services and beyond.
Particularly large numbers of history majors leverage their critical thinking and communication skills for careers in business administration or management, sales, and in the legal profession. Earning an undergraduate degree in history also offers students excellent preparation for graduate school, launching them on pathways toward careers in fields such as higher education, journalism, law, and public policy.