History constitutes the core of a liberal arts education by exposing students to people, places, and points of view otherwise impossible to access in one lifetime. A history major’s skills are applicable in almost every career; history majors learn how to analyze sources, write persuasively, situate debates within their context, and think critically about their place in the world.
What Can I Do With a Degree in History?
A history degree offers a variety of skill sets to pursue different career paths. USF history graduates have used these skills to establish successful careers in law, teaching, banking, public service, entrepreneurship, and technology, among others.
Internships complement your academic training in history and play a critical role in paving your career paths. The USF History Department has a very successful internship program and works collaboratively with the Career Center to help history majors find internships.
History Honor Society: Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Members have shown distinction in their study of history and contributions to the university’s learning community.