Historians research, analyze, and interpret the past. It is common for those studying history to specialize in a particular country, region, period of time, or a particular field, such as social, intellectual, cultural, political, or diplomatic history. They often use a variety sources to gather information during their research, including government records, newspapers, photographs, interviews, personal diaries and letters. Those that have gained historical expertise may communicate their research and findings through books, articles, or essays.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are available to meet the needs of individuals at various academic levels. A Bachelor's Degree in History can help prepare you for graduate or law school, teacher education, public service, and private sector jobs. For those looking to advance their career to the highest level, master's and doctoral degree programs offer highly specialized instruction to prepare gradates for unsurpassed success.
Prospective students also have the option to take classes online or on campus at a college or university in their area. Those with keen interest in history may find opportunities in museums, colleges and universities, corporations, and government agencies as conservators, archivists, curators, and museum technicians.