History Degree and Courses

Major in History at Mission

Studying History allows you to develop a better understanding of the world. Gain transferable skills in critical thinking, research, and writing. If you are intrigued by the past, and you want to learn how it might shape the future, consider earning a History degree.

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History Department

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Women in Leadership

The Women in leadership conference and awards honors women's achievements historically and in the present day.

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Honors Program

Honors History courses cover subjects that include Western Civilization, U.S. History, and World History. 

Honors Program
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Political Science

Examine the structure of government and political systems, as well as the way people and institutions interact.

Political Science

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Related Programs

History falls under the umbrella of the Humanities. You might also consider these related disciplines.

History Degree Jobs

Skills Needed

  • Problem solving ability
  • Sophisticated research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Consideration of information from various perspectives
  • Strong writing abilities

Select Careers for History Majors

While some of these positions require an advanced degree, others only require an undergraduate degree in Humanities (or in a related discipline.) In general, the more education you obtain, the more careers you will qualify for.

  • Attorney or Paralegal
  • Librarian or Archivist
  • Writer or Journalist
  • Editor
  • Political Scientist
  • Archeologist or Anthropologist
  • High School History Teacher