At Saint Joseph’s University, history majors uncover the mysteries, tragedies and triumphs of the past. You will investigate how previous societies have dealt with common human concerns and evaluate the outcomes. The opportunity to delve into the passions, fears and joys of those who came before us will not only engage your intellect but also awaken a greater sense of empathy and sensitivity for others. Employers continue to seek talented and articulate individuals who can analyze complex situations. A degree in history will teach you how to research effectively, think analytically and clearly communicate ideas.
WHAT IS A HISTORY MAJOR?
A history major encourages you to become a researcher, critical thinker, clear writer and historically aware global citizen. Through course work, you will develop your own approach to examining the past. The primary focus of the program is to provide you with a rigorous and personalized education. You are encouraged to apply for internships and summer grants to work with historical and government associations.
WAYS TO STUDY HISTORY
You can pursue a major or minor in history if you are majoring in another discipline. Students will often double-major or minor across disciplines including:
- Communication Studies
- Business Administration
- Political Science
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A HISTORY MAJOR?
Whether you are interested in continuing your education in a graduate program or pursuing your career, a history degree affords you flexibility in shaping your path. Graduates from the program go on to pursue careers as:
- Political advisors
- Museum curators
Saint Joseph’s University’s internship program offers a variety of diverse opportunities to gain professional experience with local organizations.
HOW WILL SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY PREPARE YOU FOR A CAREER?
Saint Joseph's University offers an array of opportunities to discover your academic niche and grow your experience in the future industry of your choice. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate research, analytical and writing skills as a Summer Scholar or as an assistant archivist in the University archives. With the city of Philadelphia as an extension of campus, you can pursue your passions across industries as an intern, gaining experience in the country's sixth-largest city.