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History (B.A./B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

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The past is today.

History is to memorialize, yes.  It is the deeds of great people doing great things, true. But it is so much more.  It is a sense of understanding that without, we are totally adrift. As a history major, you will explore the entire sweep of the human experience – spanning centuries, continents and cultures. You will develop a rich historical perspective and a strong set of skills in research, writing, problem solving, and critical thinking, while coursework in the College of Education and Human Sciences will equip you with the teaching methods that you will need for your future classroom.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in teaching
  • Are self-motivated and work well independently
  • Are fascinated by history
  • Are a good listener and communicator
  • Are interested in national and global events

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Graduate school
  • Youth organization director
  • Museum director
  • Lawyer (with additional education)

Recent Employers

  • SD, MN, and IA School Districts

Clubs and Organizations

  • History Club of SDSU
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Model UN

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.