If those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then History majors should be society’s MVPs. The reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that you will hone as a History student are in high demand in multiple sectors, including education, business, politics, and the legal field.
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Since 2014, 2 history majors have earned a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, and another history major won the award for best undergraduate paper on world history written by a Kentucky college student.
The most common college major of US Presidents is history; in recent years, many major companies have been led by history majors: Sony, Hewlett-Packard, YouTube, American Express, IBM, NBC Entertainment, and Morgan Stanley.
The American Community Survey of the US Census Bureau recently found that on average, people with history degrees earn more than the typical college graduate.