Why do human beings do what they do? Historians answer this basic question by looking at human behavior in widely divergent places and times. By leaving our own time and place behind, historians encounter beliefs, behaviors and practices that are strikingly different from our own.
Studying history creates comprehension of complexity and diversity. This is an essential skill for negotiating today’s multicultural, globalized world. History majors learn to read newspapers, political speeches and documents in a critical fashion, a particularly vital skill in today’s information-rich world.
The skills you learn in history—critical thinking, careful reading, well-crafted writing—are essential tools for a wide range of careers: law, teaching, social work, economics, advertising, banking, and government work. History trains you broadly. It opens up possibilities rather than narrowing your focus to a single career.
Reports from the job placement office at Ohio State indicate that former history majors are working in business, banking, teaching, government work, social work, library and archival work, publishing, and law. History has always been recognized as one of the best undergraduate programs for those planning to go into law, but professional and business schools also value a well-rounded liberal education as a basis upon which to build their programs. Of course, many students go into graduate work in history, and the Undergraduate History Office maintains information on graduate programs at other universities.
To assist students with career planning, every spring the Undergraduate History Office offers a Career Night for all history majors. This event features a panel of history faculty and successful alumni who speak on various topics such as “Graduate Studies in History” and “History and Careers in Law.”
Students of the History major at The Ohio State University can explore career options by utilizing Career Connection as well as the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office. Providing complimentary services, Career Connection focuses on helping students establish a career direction, while the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office assists students with finding internships—experiences that are essential to testing out the suitability of career fields they are considering.
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- History of environment, science and technology
- Women’s history
- Military history
- International (diplomatic) history
- History of colonialism and comparative empires
- Religious history
- History of race, ethnicity and nation
- History of the state (power, culture, society)
- Global early modern history
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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