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The special responsibility of historical studies is to help individuals and communities understand the past. History courses integrate many branches of knowledge, cutting across the lines of the social sciences and the humanities, and even the natural sciences. Identifying forces of stability and processes of change, history students develop research, writing and analytical skills, which serve them well beyond their university years. The study of history builds confidence for making judgments in many fields of human endeavor and provides insight into current social, political, economic and cultural issues.

History Careers

Why History

Fuel your career with a history degree. A degree in history provides students with a firm grounding for advanced studies in education, librarianship, law, business and public service, as well as graduate work in the humanities and social sciences broadly.


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