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Department of History
University of Mississippi

History Careers

What can history majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

History Careers

Deeper understanding of worldwide historical events prepares you to become both an engaged citizen and a competitive member of an increasingly global work force. History majors develop a systematic understanding of social structures and institutions, strong analytical skills, a capacity for problem solving and thinking creatively, exceptional oral and written communication skills, and an ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Careers related to history include business, law, government, marketing, education, historical preservation, archives management, non-profits, legislative research, documentary filmmaking, and many more. 

Our history alumni find careers in all major economic sectors. The most common are:


Our graduates work for…

  • University of Mississippi
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • Fed Ex
  • US Air Force
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Baker Donelson
  • Butler Snow
  • Jones Walker
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Balch & Bingham
  • Lafayette County High School
  • Mississippi College
  • North Mississippi Medical Center
  • Oxford High School
  • Shelby County School System
  • State of Mississippi
  • State of Tennessee
  • Wise Carter Child & Caraway

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