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Historians inform modern discussions about the future of science and technology, medicine and public health, politics, society, culture, gender, race, war, and diplomacy. Students majoring in history prepare for a careers in law, public policy, government, education, business, and many other fields as well as graduate studies.

Students in history, acquire skills in how to research, read critically, write effectively, communicate verbally, and sharpen their sense of judgment that will serve them well now and in the future. History students have the opportunity to take honors courses, study abroad, complete internships and research projects, and learn from 36 award-winning faculty in over 156 courses.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

Plan of Study

History Webpage

Transfer to History

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in History

  •   Teacher
  •   Writer
  •   Museum & Archive Curator
  •   Librarian
  •   Attorney
  •   Local and State Government
  •   Federal Government
  •   Politics
  •   Non-Profit Management
  •   Archival Management
  •   Technical Recruiter

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