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History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion


Did you know that on average, the college graduate will have 6-10 jobs during their careers? The key to success is transferable skills. We offer a wide array of majors and minors that can meet the needs of ever-change and varied future career. In a recent survey of employers, 93% said that “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than a candidate’s undergraduate major.”

While secondary (high school) teaching and government are the most obvious career paths, what else can our students do with a History, Political Science or AIS major, or Religion and Philosophy minor?

If you want to see powerhouse programs, let the numbers tell the story.  For example, look at Philosophy.  Notice its rank on different entrance exams:

  • LSAT (Law School) - Philosophy ranks 2nd in all fields
  • GMAT (MBA Program) – Philosophy ranks 5th in all fields, 1st among the Humanities.
  • GRE – Philosophy ranks 1st in all fields for Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning, and 2nd among Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Arts and Humanities for Quantitative Reasoning

Many career paths now require advanced degrees—History, Political Science, AIS, Philosophy and Religion provide an excellent foundation for graduate school. Our students often go for advanced degrees in law, public administration, museum studies. You also might consider teaching at the community or four-year college level.

Frequently, History, Political Science, AIS, Philosophy or Religion backgrounds prepare students for diverse and multifaceted career paths. Employers desire the critical, analytical, quantitative and writing skills of our majors and are willing to train you themselves in the specifics of the job. For example, the statistical software you learn in our POLS 388 Research Methods course has wide application beyond politics. The program coordination that our work-studies do for National History Day is useful in many fields beyond history. We also are firm believers in internships, preferably paid, to make sure you are ready with the skills you need at the time of graduation.  See what we offer.

Consider a Minor

A minor might be the perfect way to round out your four-year program.  If you have extra credits, minors will have far more of an impact than elective courses.  Moreover, they might provide you with a valuable counterpart to your existing major.  Here are three of the more popular minors.

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Legal Studies

Consider  American Indian Studies

Interested in museum work?  Set yourself apart with a history-AIS double major with a museum studies minor and still graduate in 4 years/ 120 credits.

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American Indian Studies