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History Majors study change in the US and around the world by exploring factors such as politics, race, gender, class, culture, ethnicity, environments, and religion. Historical study develops skills that are most needed in education, careers, and civic life: critical thinking, contextual knowledge, crafting arguments, problem-solving, and clear writing and speaking.

Museums • Archives • Library Services • Non-Profit Administration • Law and NGO • Editing and Publishing • Business Administration • Strategic Planning • Historic Preservation • Independent Research • Federal, State, and Local Governments

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About one-third of history graduates from USU begin teaching, while two-thirds go into law, medicine, and business fields. With the skills gained in this track, graduates can expect to gain employment as research specialists, archivists, curators, and more.

Admission Details

Below is a list of requirements for students looking to enroll in USU's history program:  

Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to the Department of History.

Transfer students: Students transferring from other institutions or from other USU majors may be accepted in history. They must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

International students: International students should contact the USU Office of Global Engagement for additional requirements.

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