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Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Studying history allows students to develop important skills—the ability to read critically, to write and communicate clearly, and to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information—that are transferable to numerous professions. While some majors pursue careers in education, others find jobs in government, business, law, international relations or social work, to name a few.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • FBI Agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Chaplain
  • Museum Curator
  • Congressional Aide
  • Newspaper Editor, Travel Writer, Author
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • College Admission Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Risk Management Coordinator
  • Sociologist
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Insurance Analyst
  • History Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Librarian
  • Director of Human Resources

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Cisco Systems
  • Bergen County Housing
  • Corrigan Sports Enterprises
  • GVK
  • Maryland Governor's Summer Internship
  • Senate Foreign Relations
  • Maryland Attorney General’s Office
  • The Resources Group, Inc.
  • Mayor of Baltimore—Media Press Office
  • U.S. Congress
  • National Park Service, Fort McHenry
  • Waste Management of New Jersey
  • Pentagon
  • ABC 2 News
  • Citigroup

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources