History - Career Pathways



What is History?

Students in Fredonia’s Department of History “do history” by conducting original research, analyzing sources, developing arguments, and communicating their findings. Students gain an enhanced knowledge of the past as well as strong critical thinking and writing skills.

Academic Programs

Students can also complete a double major in History and Social Studies Adolescence Education.

What Can I Do with History Degree?

A degree in History equips students with valuable and marketable skills, such as critical thinking, public speaking, research, and writing. Students may pursue graduate programs or careers in many fields. Examples include law, museum studies, library science, public work, education, political science, and government. The Social Studies Adolescence Education program prepares students for initial New York State Social Studies teacher certification in grades 7-12.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Campaign Manager
Court Reporter
Cultural Resources Manager
Documentary Editor
Foreign News Correspondent
Grants Administrator
High School Teacher
Historic Preservation Society Coordinator
Museum Director
Nonprofit Director
Textbook Author
Tour Guide
Travel Agent

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the History Club, Social Studies Education Club, and the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn.

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the History Department’s news and upcoming events.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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