History Majors in Class

History Major

A knowledge of the past provides us, collectively and individually, with a better sense of who we are and where we are heading. The study of history sharpens our skills as thinkers, writers and as citizens. The fact that many corporate presidents, lawyers, judges, journalists and politicians have majored in history is evidence of the usefulness of the skills acquired by history majors. These skills include writing and presenting information; analyzing ideas, data and information; examining evidence including documents, texts and interviews; and seeing connections and making decisions and reflective judgments.

Careers in History

Career opportunities lie in various fields including:

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Management
  • Investigations
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Public Relations

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.