Students can major and minor in history through the College of Arts and Sciences or through the College of Education and Human Sciences. History majors in the College of Education and Human Sciences prepare to teach history in secondary schools. History majors in the College of Arts and Sciences often pursue careers in fields such as law, government, journalism, business, and information management.
The department also offers a public history emphasis within the major for students interested in working in museums, archives, historic preservation, and other public history career fields. Some students continue academic study and obtain graduate degrees so that they can further their public history careers or teach at the post-secondary level.