History (EIS)

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As a foundational discipline, History provides the student with the opportunity to develop and hone their critical thinking and writing skills. Not only are students exposed to a variety of world views throughout the course of their training—world views that expand their intellectual potential for growth—they also gain valuable experience in individualized learning and research and the practical application of these skills in a variety of venues. Although some History majors decide to remain in an academic setting, pursuing post-graduate degrees (i.e., MA, PhD) or teaching at the K-12 level, the majority of History majors put their skills to use in the public and private sectors.

For more information about careers in history please visit https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/why-study-history/careers-for-history-majors/introduction

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog:

Related Major Skills

Analyzing ideas and information
Critical Thinking
Critical Writing and Oral Presentation
Examining evidence
Expanded global view
Independent decision making
Interpreting events and ideas




Sample Work Settings

Public and Private Schools (K-12)
Community or State Colleges
Business and Industry
Central Intelligence Agency
Community Development
Department of State
Federal Agencies
Health and Human Service
Legal Profession
Parks and Recreation
Peace Corps
Political Parties
Research Foundations
Social and Welfare Services
State and Local Governments
Travel Industry