A student who successfully completes a history course at Delta College should emerge from that class with increased cultural literacy, critical thinking skills, increased effectiveness in reading and writing, an enhanced sense of citizenship, and stronger study strategies. A history course helps a student understand who they are and the world in which they live.
An undergraduate degree in historical studies provides key skills necessary for today’s careers. This blog written by a History/Communications double major, Shauna, provides 30 Reasons It’s Smart to Hire a History Major. A baccalaureate degree in history positions you for many careers, including: historian, history teacher, journalist, foreign service work, publisher, researcher, archivist, lawyer, lobbyist, and politician. *Some positions require graduate degrees. See our “Careers for History Majors” brochure.
- Among humanities and liberal arts majors, history majors have the highest annual wage at $54,000. (Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The Economic Value of College Majors, 2015.)
- The top 25% of history majors with Bachelor’s degrees earn $85,000 or more annually. (Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The Economic Value of College Majors, 2015.)
- The top 25% of graduate-degree holders in history earn more than $120,000 annually. (Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The Economic Value of College Majors, 2015.)
Transfer to a Leading University
The History Department at Delta College offers an excellent selection of courses to prepare you for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in history. Our history professors will help you navigate your path to a leading university. The History Major Pathway reflects an analysis of the core requirements for history majors at many of the surrounding universities. Additionally, you can complete an Associate of Art’s degree with a concentration in history. See our brochure which outlines a sample course of study to complete and Associate of Art degree and get you on the path toward completing a bachelor’s degree in history in four years. Enroll yourself as a Delta History major by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Interesting Articles Related to History Majors
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An Essay about Studying History by Delta Professor, Matthew Thick: Why History?