A history degree is the ideal starting point for a variety of vocations. Individuals who earn a degree in history can go on to work as historians, librarians, archivists, curators, professors, teachers, lawyers, editors, publishers, politicians and consultants. Follow these links to explore more career options for your history degree.

Careers in the Business World

“What Can I Do When I Graduate?” An article by Dr. Robert F. Pace, former associate professor of History, Longwood University


Practical work experience will make you more valuable to potential employers.

Law School

Resources to help you decide if law school is right for you.

Editing and Publishing

Resources to help you get into the field.

Working in an Archive or Library

...but maybe you want to be a librarian!

Working in Public History

You certainly won’t be a librarian! The possibilities are endless!

Teaching History at the University Level

Earning a PhD is a long process, but well worth it!

General Information

Being prepared for the future will help you make the most of your time at IUP.

Teaching History in Secondary Education

Simply earning a bachelors degree in history doesn’t qualify you to teach—see what more you need to prepare for!