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What can you do with a major in history from Avila University?

It depends...on you!

What do you imagine you can do? If you can envision yourself doing something you love, chances are a degree in history can help you realize your goals. First of all, history matters. History offers perspective, something vital to making decisions in one's personal and public life. It affords a means to weigh controversial issues of social justice, morality, and artistic taste. Historians also make sense of the myriad details of the past, present, and future. The study of history is the attempt to compose a coherent narrative of human society while still respecting the diversity of the human experience. Avila University history majors offer potential employers a person with superb organizational skills, who is proficient in verbal and written communication, someone well versed in historical methodology and knowledgeable in all major periods of United States and World history.


Historians as Preservationists and Researchers

  • Archivist in public or private institutions

  • Museum or Historic Site Administrator

  • Historical Preservationist or Conservator

  • Curator of Historic Site, Historical Society, or Archive

  • Archeologist

  • Administrator or Researcher for Religious and Philanthropic Organizations

  • Archival Assistant or Researcher

  • Archival Records Manager

  • Librarian

Historians as Educators

  • Elementary School Teachers

  • Secondary School Teachers

  • University and College Professors

  • Educators at Historic Sites, National Parks, and Museums

  • Educational Administrator

  • Educator for Religious and Philanthropic Organizations

  • Educator for Military

Historians as Communicators

  • Professional Writer, Critic, or Editor

  • Journalist

  • Producer of Historical Software, Web Site, and Video Media

  • Public Relations Specialist

  • Publishing Editor or Manager

  • Programming Producer, Editor, Writer, Researcher for Historical Documentaries in Television, Film, on the Radio or Internet

Historians in Business and Industry

  • Corporate Historian and Archivist

  • Contract Historian for Special Projects for private and public institutions

  • Public Relations Writer, Editor, or Researcher

  • Information Manager

  • Management Trainee

  • Marketing Trainee

  • Travel Advisor and Tourism Bureau Manager

  • Government Relations Specialist

  • Urban Planning Analyst and Researcher

  • Advertising and Sales Staff Member

  • Political Risk Analyst

  • Corporate Communications Specialist

  • Strategic Plan Manager

  • Systems Analyst

  • Training and Orientation Specialist

Historians as Advocates

  • Lawyer and Paralegal

  • Administrative Assistant, Aid or Press Officer to Executive or Legislative Officials in Government

  • Government Agency Analyst, Researcher, and Planner

  • Non-Profit Agency Advocate

  • Professional Lobbyist

  • Grant Writer, Researcher, and Manager

  • Advertising Manager or Writer

  • Advocate or Lobbyist for Religious and Philanthropic Organizations

  • Elected Official in Government

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