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Online History Degrees

As L P Hartley observed, “the past is another country, they do things differently there”. Studying the past, including the past of your own country, challenges and develops your ability think critically and clearly. It stretches your imagination, and teaches you strong writing skills. Studying for a degree in history, or including history classes in your liberal arts program, is a fascinating way to enhance your education and training.

History training – the degree program

Your history degree program will cover many topics, spanning thousands of years. Programs vary by college, but typical subjects will include

• Ancient civilizations
• Medieval history
• American history
• European history
• Techniques in historical research

You may also be able to elect to study some more specialized topics, such as The American Civil War, or the history of science. You will learn to use a wealth of research materials, including books, film, the Internet, newspapers, journals, and manuscripts.

History degree job outlook

Success in your history degree program will create more opportunities for you than being a full-time historian. Many employers will appreciate your expertise in research and analytical thinking. People with training in history work in education, administration, human resources, and government departments, among many other locations. They may also go on to earn higher degrees in history. The outlook and salaries vary by the type of job that interests you. If you wish to find work as a professional historian, be prepared for strong competition, as openings are limited. In May 2004 the median annual earnings for historians were $44,490.

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