What You Can Do With a Degree in History

Studying History opens the door to infinite futures.

Studies show that professional schools and employers value History graduates for their ability to think and work both independently and collaboratively. An American study found that History was the most common undergraduate degree held by Forbes 500 CEOs.

Graduates of History programs excel in a diverse range of exciting, meaningful careers in the private and public section. They are found in professional positions that have changed the world around them. They work in domains that satisfy their curiosity, their quest for knowledge, and their desire to be of service to humanity. They advocate for those who cannot defend themselves. They imagine new ways of working and of being. They bring their analytical acumen to every position they hold: from arts administrators to firefighters, from novelists to politicians, from teachers to counsellors, lawyers to entrepreneurs.

History graduates are prized for their broad-minded approach to problem-solving, for their capacity to gather and analyze vast quantities of information, and for knowing how to communicate what is essential.

No wonder, then, that King’s History graduates flourish wherever they go.