Department of History & Geography

Careers

History majors are ideally positioned for careers in law, business, education, and government. Career choices include lawyer, elementary or secondary school teacher, museum curator, archivist, marketing manager, or corporate information specialist. Also, many students pursue graduate degrees in their field of interest. For more information, see the American Historical Association (see website).

Likewise, our history graduates have found rewarding careers after graduation. One is a close political advisor to a United States Congressman from Missouri, another advises the Missouri Secretary State, and several of our graduates have become practicing attorneys. Many of our graduates are history teachers in middle schools and secondary schools.

Geography minors apply their skills and experience to positions in government, environment, education, and business. Career choices include land use planner, logistics specialist, economic analyst, elementary or secondary school teacher, meteorologist, GIS  or mapping specialist, and environmental researcher.  Also, many students pursue graduate degrees in geography, political science, or environmental science. For more information, see the Association of American Geographers (see website).