A degree in history provides general skills essential for any career, including
- the ability to read critically
- write clearly
- construct effective arguments
- think creatively
- remain flexible and look at issues with an open mind
- and become culturally competent given diversity in the workplace and a global economy
A degree in history provides specific skills, including
- judgment in distinguishing between serious and unserious, knowledge and myth
- discrimination in sifting through masses of information to determine what matters through a close reading of texts
- synthesis in examining a wide variety of evidence into a coherent narrative
A degree in history allows individuals to
- understand change and how our society came to be
- see themselves and their society from different times and places, displaying a sense of cultural and historical identity
- participate knowledgeably in the affairs of the world around them, drawing upon understanding of the past.
The result? A degree in history gives you a broad perspective and flexibility for many work situations and for good citizenship.