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What Can History Do For You

I like History but what can I DO with it?

Business leaders tell us that they want graduates who can:

  • Think critically
  • Write analytically
  • Speak before groups
  • Show a global perspective

The MSMU History Major Offers

  • Lively and friendly classes
  • Accessible faculty in American, European, World and non-Western history
  • Designed to build writing, critical thinking, speaking and research skills

What can MSMU grads DO with a History Major?

  • Attend law school
  • Pursue graduate study in history, library science and information technology, historic preservation and other fields.
  • Work in a museum
  • Teach at ALL levels
  • Work in government and public service
  • Work in journalism, public relations and advertising

Famous History Majors

United States Presidents:

  • Theodore Roosevelt (Harvard University)
  • Woodrow Wilson (Princeton University)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (Harvard University & Fisk University)


  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (UCLA)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (UCLA)

The Business World:

  • Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard (Stanford University)
  • Lee Iacocca, CEO of Ford-Chrysler (Lehigh University)


  • Katharine Hepburn (Bryn Mawr College)
  • Conan O'Brien (Harvard University)

Civil Rights Leaders:

  • W.E.B Dubois (Harvard University)