College of Liberal Arts

Purdue’s approach to the study of history is equally varied among politics, society, culture, gender, race, war, diplomacy, science, and technology. The Department of History is deeply involved in educating students to think critically, with courses that teach not only what happened in the past but also how the past informs the present. History majors acquire skills in critical thinking and communication.

History Website

Plan of Study


Related Career Interests

Public Service or Social Sciences

Careers in History
  • Archives
  • Libraries (reference, catalog, research, or technical librarian)
  • Museums (curator, conservator, educational, or publications specialist)
  • Research institutions
  • Publishing, editing, media
  • Departments of education
  • Foreign service
  • Intelligence services
  • Historic preservation offices
  • Business jobs in training and management
  • Law school
  • Graduate school
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