HISTORY

General Information:
n addition to more popular history courses, such as Western, American, Latin American, European and Asian civilization history, students can also choose between less traditional courses, such as Twelth-Century Renaissance, the Vietnam Wars, Understanding the Modern Middle-East, and Women in the American West.
History majors at UCCS gain an awareness of the variety of past human achievement and perspective on how the world operates. History is as much about the future as it is about the past: when we understand the historical forces that have shaped our lives, we may move ahead to forge a new future. Knowledge of history is often said to encompass both knowledge of past events and historical thinking skills.
In addition to knowing factual historical events, history majors at UCCS gain a versatile way of thinking allowing them careers in many other fields, such as education, psychology, anthropology, law, foreign services, sociology, public administration, business and politics.

Career Possibilities:
Historian
Archives Specialist
Politician
Business
Military
Professor
Teacher
Lawyer
Lobbyist
Public Relations & Press Release
Publisher
Editor
Journalist
Documentary Director
History Consultant
Archeologist
Anthropologist
Psychologist
Public Administrator
Sociologist
Import/Export Specialist
Criminal Justice
Curator
Museum Technician

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:
M.A. History
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Sociology

 

Statistics:

Median Annual Earnings for Historians: $42,370
Employment for Historians in 2002: 2,000
Projected Growth: Slower than average
Projected Need for 2002-2012: 1,000 additional employees
Median Annual Earnings for Archivists, Curators, and museum technicians in small museums/historical sites: $33,720 (salaries increase substantially as the size/funding of the museum increases)
Median salary for archivists employed by the Federal Government: $69,706
Salary for museum curators employed by the Federal Government: $70,100
Salary for museum technicians employed by Federal Government: $48,414
Salary for archives technicians employed by Federal Government: $37,067
Archivists, curators, and museum technicians held about 22,000 jobs
in 2002.

 

UCCS Clubs:

History Club
Anthropology Club
Students for Social Justice

 

For More Information

www.aam-us.org
www.oah.org
www.chass.ncsu.edu/history/page.php?id=136