Student holding his published book

Career Opportunities

Our history graduates are broadly-educated and well-rounded, making them highly desirable employees in a wide range of professions. We teach our history majors how to solve complex problems, connect ideas across disciplines, and think in a global context.

Our majors go on to successful careers in business, education, government, journalism, and law and have been accepted to some of the top graduate and professional schools in the nation. Recent alumni are enjoying careers in the following fields:

  • ​Legal professions
  • Business and financial operations
  • Education*
  • Community and social service
  • Military and protective service
  • Healthcare
  • Media and communications
  • Religion
  • Entertainment
  • Design and engineering

* Students interested in teaching social studies in secondary schools may take advantage of the teacher certification program at the undergraduate level or pursue certification through Furman’s Master of Arts in Teaching. Consult with the Education Department (https://www.furman.edu/academics/education) to learn about the programs of teacher education.