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   History Major: The major in history gives students a broad grasp of world history and the cultural backgrounds of many segments of contemporary society. Students learn methods of historical research and exposition that may be applied not only by the professional historian but also by those interested in pursuing careers in government, education, law, the media, business, and other fields. Although not required, proficiency in at least one foreign language is recommended, especially for students who are considering graduate study in history.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a History degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in History.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Editor
  • Writer/Author
  • Teacher, Arts/Humanities
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Archivist
  • Research Assistant
  • Museum Curator
  • Historic Preservation Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Genealogist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Historical Society Staff Member
  • Congressional Aide
  • Government Official
  • Business Manager
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Legal Assistant
  • Historian
  • Clergy
  • Librarian
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Indexer
  • Peace Corps/Vista Worker
  • Community Relations Director
  • Historic Site Tour Guide
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Movie/Television Historical Consultant

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • Prevent Child Abuse
  • Mirae Foundation
  • Fund for American Studies
  • Association of Hispanic Arts
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • ArtsPower National Touring Theatre
  • Seattle Times
  • ArtsPower National Touring Theatre
  • Guess. Inc.
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • WKTU
  • Historic Hudson Valley
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Westfield Symphony Orchestra
  • New England Wildlife Center
  • Ortho-McNeill
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Prudential
  • National Book Foundation
  • Newark Museum
  • International Sports Publishing