Why Study History?

History helps you understand the foundations of modern life by teaching you the trends, patterns, and themes of the past. If you’d like to explore how things came to be, consider a degree in history.

USF’s History program has a low student-faculty ratio. That means personalized attention and research support as you learn about the side of history that most interest you. Want to study political, social, or cultural history? Of America, Europe, or anywhere else in the world? We’ve got you covered.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors and they said historians:

  • Like solving problems
  • Write and read in their free time
  • Pay attention to details

After Graduation

History teaches you the past in order to better understand now. Your history degree will prepare you for a master’s degree or doctorate in almost any field. You could also start work in the government, business or law offices, and libraries.

Currently, we have graduates studying at Indiana University, Purdue University, Ohio State University, and Bowling Green State University.

Types of careers you may have after you graduate include:

  • Archivist
  • Consultant
  • Congressional aide
  • Editor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Information specialist
  • Intelligence agent
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Researcher
  • Teacher