What Can I Do With This Degree?

A degree in history develops students' analytical abilities and strengthens their research and writing skills. Our curriculum prepares students for graduate programs and law school and a variety of career paths.

In the Workforce

  • Teaching: Graduates teach at the high school or middle school level, in public and private schools.
  • Museums, archives and public history: Graduates are working in museums, historical societies and libraries. One alumna has served as the executive director of the New England Museum Association, while another is employed by the Preservation Society of Newport County.
  • Public service and government: Graduates have served in federal and state agencies along with political organizations.
  • Business: Graduates work in banks, the insurance industry, information technology companies and real estate agencies. Graduates are able to bring their strong research and analytical skills to these fields.

Graduate and Law School

Graduates have pursued programs in history and related fields such as archival studies or education at institutions such as:

  • Catholic Theological Union
  • New York University
  • Providence College
  • Roger Williams University
  • State University of New York
  • Tulane University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Vermont

Graduates have studied law at a number of institutions, including:

  • Northeastern University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Western New England University