"What Can I Do with a History Degree?"
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For the Major in History with a concentration
in Secondary Education,
Online listing of course offerings
for descriptions of upper-division courses offered by the Department in
Fall 2012, including a full slate of undergraduate seminars.
degree in History does not qualify anyone for a certain profession, but the
training one receives prepares him/her for all sorts of careers.
Some of our graduates pursue advanced degrees in law and business, some
enter private enterprise such as banking and brokerage; some go to work in
positions in federal, state, or local government, and some even enter medical
or dental school, if they use their elective hours for the requisite science
courses. In a study by Forbes
Magazine, the degree shared by the most CEOs of major American companies
The Department of History offers five scholarships to its majors who
are sophomores or juniors. Students
may submit applications in the spring for scholarships that are awarded in the
next academic year. For
additional information, contact our undergraduate
The department also offers undergraduate seminars, independent study
with individual professors, opportunity for study abroad, and an honors
program in association with the Honors College.
Many of the department's course offerings are cross-listed with those
of departments such as Economics,
and the programs in African and African-American Studies
and Gender Studies. It is also possible to minor in history while pursuing
a major in another field by taking at least 18 hours of course work in
Students are encouraged to apply to join the LSU chapter of Phi
Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History.
They may also qualify for
Phi Beta Kappa
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Department. For information on our program for students who intend to become
secondary (High School) history teachers, click here.
History majors must fulfill the general requirements of the College
of Arts and Sciences as well as those of the Department of History. The
B.A. degree program in the Department requires you to take 12 hours of the
basic introductory courses in European or World (HIST 1001 or 1005 and HIST
1003 or 1007) and U.S.
History (HIST 2055 and HIST 2057). You must also earn at least 21 additional hours in history,
which may be selected from a broad spectrum of more advanced courses in the
history of the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. See
the LSU Catalog description of the History program,