History and Political Science

Career Opportunities

Many students wonder, "Why major in History?" An education in History provides you with strong writing and critical thinking skills that prepare you for a career in a variety of fields including education, law and finance. According to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, history majors rank highest among all liberal arts and humanities majors in income, earning a median of $50,000 per year and up to $57,000 on average depending on specialization.

Popular news talk show host Rachel Maddow claimed that, in sifting through stacks of resumes for qualified job candidates, history majors are "king."

Still not sure what to do with your degree? Check out these ideas from the American Historical Association: AHA Today's "Finding History Jobs Outside of Academia". And visit SXU Career Services History Career Resources page for more information on jobs and internships.

Check out our Alumni Biographies to see how SXU grads are using their degrees!

And, remember, you can always talk with your advisor for guidance.