Well-Known History Majors

Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien - Television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill - Singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress
Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton - Journalist, and author
Joe Biden
Joe Biden - 47th Vice President of the United States
Steve Carell
Steve Carell - Actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer
Edward Norton
Edward Norton - Actor, filmmaker, and activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois - NAACP co-founder, sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor
Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina - Politician and former business executive
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Retired professional basketball player
Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand - Novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter.

Why History?

History is an all-inclusive discipline, making it an excellent choice for students with a wide variety of career goals.

​The Department of History trains students to be critical thinkers, capable researchers and careful writers. A degree in history provides students with a firm grounding for advanced studies in many areas, including these below, as well as for graduate work in the humanities and social sciences more broadly:

  • education
  • librarianship
  • law
  • business
  • public service
  • health 
  • administration
  • professional research
  • archiving
  • broadcast journalism
  • archeaologist
  • museum professions
  • historic preservation

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