Programs & Courses

This transfer pattern provides knowledge and skills in an assortment of historical topics. Graduates are well-positioned to transfer to Maryland institutions, as well as out-of-state programs.

Career Strategies

History Strategies

  • Supplement curriculum with courses in anthropology, sociology, art history or world languages.
  • Seek leadership roles in relevant student organizations, such as student government and cross-cultural groups.
  • Volunteer or seek part-time employment with regional historical societies, museums and cultural non-profits.
  • Develop strong research skills and attention to detail in class projects.
  • Acquire foreign language competency and travel experience for international positions.
  • Complete an internship with the federal government.
  • Determine pathway options for history knowledge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in a specialty area, time period or geographic locale.
  • Research organizations' values to find a good fit with yours.
  • Become a member of a professional association(s) to learn about opportunities, internships and trends.

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job by investing in coursework, arriving on time, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Humanities and Communication Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Talk to professionals in organizations/industries related to your pathway; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your major.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills. Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.)
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.