The history program provides students with the skills necessary for a productive professional career as well as an intellectually fulfilling life.
"History degrees are versatile, viable, and valuable." - See more at: historians.org
Our history majors learn to think and read critically and analytically, to form conclusions and nuanced opinions based on logic and evidence, taking into account complexity and counterevidence. KSC history majors communicate ideas effectively. And perhaps most importantly, they acquire a body of knowledge and perspectives that will enable them to understand contemporary events and trends as well as understand and appreciate the myriad cultures and civilizations that make up the world community.
To achieve this, the department has developed diverse and challenging courses along with a variety of advanced and hands on learning opportunities.
Working closely with their supervising professors, students in the History Honors Program, create their own independent research and writing projects.
More than looking good on a resume, this hands on learning translates to real skills for the workplace. A recent survey of KSC History alumni showed 95 percent of respondents used skills they had learned as a History major in their workplace. The survey also gave high marks to the department for the individualized attention given to students, the expertise of the faculty, and the diversity of course offerings. KSC History majors are prepared for a wide range of careers in the field including teaching, business, banking, management, politics, government, and law to name just a few. Among KSC history major graduates are public defenders, museum curators, marketing directors, bank vice presidents, presidential campaign directors and even farm managers.
KSC History majors also go on to pursue graduate programs. Our alumni have gained admissions to prestigious programs and earned a range of advanced degrees from the likes of William and Mary, Boston College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, George Mason University, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and University of Michigan Law School among many others.