History (Secondary Education) (BA)

The secondary education concentration within the BA in history offers a flexible degree for students who are considering a career in education. The concentration program fully prepares students for teaching and certification. At the same time, the concentration provides all the disciplinary knowledge of a traditional history degree and prepares students for a variety of noneducation careers. By developing strong critical reading, writing and research skills as well as skills in oral presentation, the program creates a solid foundation for graduate work in history, law or business.

Degree Offered

History (Secondary Education) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The combination of courses within the secondary education concentration offers a broad education that prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • archival research
  • business and industry
  • education
  • law enforcement
  • public history
  • publishing
  • social work

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Archivists 14.3%$51,760
Financial Managers, Branch or Department 18.7%$125,080
Business Intelligence Analysts9.3%$88,510
Copy Writers7.6%$61,820
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents4.5%$79,970
Financial Analysts 10.9%$84,300
General and Operations Managers 9.1%$100,410
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Intelligence Analysts4.5%$79,970
Investment Fund Managers8%$105,610
Labor Relations Specialists-7.7%$63,200
Marketing Managers 10.1%$132,230
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$57,720
Curators 14%$53,770
Museum Technicians and Conservators 12.4%$40,670
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 10.4%$111,280
Sales Managers7.5%$121,060
Technical Writers 11%$70,930
Producers 12.2%$71,620

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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