History

History offers more than just the Past

Historians don't collect facts. They analyze them to understand how different viewpoints (such as Democrat and Republican) arise, how the processes of change (like the collapse of the Soviet Union) work, and how to use information to solve problems. In history classes at IU East, you learn about these differences and processes. You learn how to locate, evaluate and use the information necessary to explain to them. And you practice the techniques of critical thinking and clear communication necessary to persuade others to consider your interpretation. These techniques — finding good, reliable information, analyzing it, and then using it to solve problems — are career skills that are much in demand by employers. They are often the ticket to promotion on the job.

And what could be more fun than developing them through the study of United States, European and World history through the ages! You can take courses in all of these areas. You can also earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a Concentration in History, or a Minor in History, or a Minor in International Studies. Contact your advisor or a member of the history faculty for further information.

What can you do with a degree in History?

Below is a small list of career possibilities available:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Historic Sites and Museums
  • Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
  • Think Tanks
  • Writers and Editors
  • Journalists
  • Documentary Editors
  • Archivists
  • Librarians
  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Foundations
  • Historians in Corporations
  • Contract Historians
  • Historians and Nonprofit Associations