Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major.

The study of History prepares students for a wide range of opportunities for careers in both the public and private sectors. A major in History teaches a student to:

  • write effectively and expressively
  • to think critically
  • to weigh values, and
  • to communicate ideas.

These abilities will all aid in the pursuit of a career in a wide variety of fields.

Although many students who choose a major in history pursue a secondary education concentration, others enroll in pre-law, public history, archival and museum concentrations, or general historical studies to prepare for careers in teaching, law, business, computers, or research.

Other career paths include working in:

  • public history
  • the travel industry
  • foreign service
  • civil service
  • education at all levels
  • human services
  • communications and public relations
  • advertising
  • business/industry, and
  • financial service, publishing, and journalism.


Scott Moir
Associate Professor, History

Office: CC217

Phone: 902.563.1673

Andrew Parnaby
Associate Professor, History / Dept. Chair, Cultural & Creative Studies (Faculty Affairs)

Office: CE256

Phone: 902.563.1286

Don Nerbas
Assistant Professor, History

Office: CE247

Phone: 563-1894

Brian Tennyson
Professor Emeritus

Phone: 902-543-7909

Graham Reynolds
Professor Emeritus

Office: CE-250

Phone: 902.563.1145