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The minor in history can complement majors in other departments in the College of Liberal Arts including English Literature and Languages, Political Science, and Modern Languages. It can also add context to a major in another college, including those in the Raj Soin College of Business and the College of Science and Mathematics.
What do you do with a history degree? In short, anything—but that is a scary answer. For more information on the diverse opportunities, the American Historical Association’s blog has a good roundup of articles.
For more information, find career information on the American Historical Association website.
All majors are encouraged to visit the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for Liberal Arts Success (CLASS) for guidance on preparing a resume, beginning the job search, and preparing for job interviews.
View the History program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.
You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through internships, even during your undergraduate work. Recent undergraduate student internships have included:
Bridget Federspiel works with both high school students and Wright State student veterans to interview U.S. veterans for the Library of Congress.
Sheila Skimmerhorn, the first student to register and complete her degree at what would become Wright State, kept a scrapbook of the university's early days.
View the Minor in History program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.
If you are a current student, go to the WINGS Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.