Careers for History Majors

Explore career options for history majors.

What can I do with a major in history?

Adelphi’s Center for Career and Professional Development offers support and tools to help you figure out your optimal career path. Use the Career Path resource to see what careers are often connected to a degree in history. Make an appointment with one of our career counselors for personalized assistance or career exploration.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Find jobs and internships related to your degree in history by using Handshake, Adelphi’s online job recruiting service.

» See how to search job and internship listings

Prepare for law school

History majors interested in applying to law school should open a pre-law file with Adelphi’s Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships, and should meet regularly with pre-law advisers. Check the website below for a recommended timetable for law school preparation while you are at Adelphi.

» Learn more about pre-law preparation at Adelphi

Prepare for a teaching career

Adelphi’s Department of History offers a unique combined baccalaureate/master’s five year program  which allows students to major in history and also fulfill courses in education that will lead to New York State teaching certification.

See the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) Master of Arts Programs in Childhood Education and Adolescence Education offered in association with the Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.


For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni: careercounselor@adelphi.edu
Employers: employerservices@adelphi.edu

Department of History
Blodgett Hall, Room 200
p – 516.877.4790

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