Why Major in History?
We cannot hope to address the pressing challenges of our globalized, diverse, and complex world without a deep understanding of how those problems came to be. Written by leading scholars and writers, the resources below testify to the vital role that the study of history plays in our society and the ongoing demand for the skills that history majors acquire.
Articles and Blog Posts
In a speech at Stanford, Rachel Maddow asserted that education in the humanities is a crucial asset in today's job market, calling history the king of undergraduate majors.Watch the Speech
Chronicle of Higher Education
A public-opinion survey released by Northeastern University shows that employers want graduates who can think critically and can communicate orally and in writing.Read the Article
What Humanities Crisis?
UC Davis historian Eric Rauchway argues that the National Center for Education Statistics shows that the percentage of humanities majors has remained steady for 40 years.Read the Blog Post