The study of history builds a firm foundation for graduate study . . . and for a wide range of careers, as well. It results in an in-depth knowledge of the field, and in the highly-valued skill of critical thinking and inquiry that is developed along the way. And perhaps most of all, history provides insight into the diversity of the human experience and one's role in society and in the world.
A Gettysburg College history degree provides an excellent foundation for graduate study, and many Gettysburg history majors go on to graduate school.
Recent graduates have been accepted for graduate programs at:
History courses have helped students find career success in education, business, research, public service, journalism, high-tech fields, and government, just to name a few.
By interpreting incomplete and often contradictory sources, a history student learns to think critically . . . make connections across time and place . . . recognize trends . . . and understand change. These are skills that are well applied across a broad span of careers and industries.
In addition to teaching positions across the nation, jobs held by recent graduates include: