The valuable skills you will develop by studying history at NMU, such as critical thinking, use of evidence, analyzing data, and understanding why events unfold as they do, are transferrable to many fields that are not immediately obvious. History graduates often find employment in law, business, finance, tech companies, politics, or other positions that require good communication and research skills. The traditional job path of a history graduate is a professional who researches and analyzes the past, such as an archivist, curator, educator, genealogist, or historian, but there are many other career paths as well!
WE LEARN BY DOING
At Northern, we strongly believe in learning by thinking and doing. With guidance from caring, engaged instructors, you will be challenged to develop a deeper understanding of history by doing history. Through doing high-quality research and directly engaging with historical sources, you will develop critical thinking skills, improve your written and oral communication, and foster an understanding of global, societal, and individual factors that motivate human action.
CAREERS AND JOBS
Not sure what you can do with a history major? Students go on to a number of professions in government, research and preservation, business and industry and professional education. Explore possible careers.