History majors and minors learn to be objective information evaluators with strong, creative critical thinking and writing skills.
The St. Andrews History faculty helps students prepare for professional development and for careers outside the profession. We believe history holds an indispensable role in undergraduate education and provides a foundation for a variety of careers.
“Being a history major taught me to challenge my own beliefs and preconceptions.”
Martin Kreshon, Lawyer
Class of 2008
“Choosing to major in history at St. Andrews was one of the smartest decisions I ever made. Majoring in history taught me essential skills and made me ready for any given situation. It made me a smarter, quicker, more articulate and more informed citizen.
I am beyond satisfied with the education I received as a history major at St. Andrews, and I am pleased to say my history degree has empowered me to serve my country in the Peace Corps (Ethiopia), and I am now accepting scholarship offers from law schools at Wake Forest, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and William & Mary. History is an all-encompassing field of study that shaped me into the careful, informed, successful person I am today.”
Class of 2010
You’ll be surprised how many careers connect to a history major. Consider this partial list of careers where a history major or minor serves as the foundation.