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A degree in history will prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to examine past events, artifacts, documents and locations to piece together and analyze history. An education in history requires excellent analytical skills and memory, and tasks individuals with utilizing available information to derive conclusions about individuals, societies and cultures. Degrees in history are available from the associate's level onward, with masters and PhDs becoming more specialized, often focusing on a particular time or culture in history. Additionally, a bachelor's degree in history canĀ  be used to enter masters programs in other fields, such as law.

A curriculum in history may include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • World Civilization
  • American History
  • European History
  • Foreign Language (Student's Choice)

Career Summary

MEDIAN SALARY

$60,990

PERCENT ABOVE NATIONAL
INCOME AVERAGE

39.22%

TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

2,950

Degree Median Salary vs Adjacent Degree Types

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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