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The History major prepares students to work actively in fields related to history, or to pursue graduate and doctoral work in their chosen area of historical study, law or other related fields.

More than 40 courses are offered, with particular focus on American, European and East Asian history, and opportunities for independent study or internships are available.

Research and Internships
  • Washington County Historical Society
  • Library of Congress
  • Heinz History Center
  • Defense Department
  • Gordon E. Swartz History Fellowship

Careers After W&J
  • Museum curators/directors
  • Social studies teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Business people
  • Journalists
  • College professors
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Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

History Faculty

History News

Armand Buzzelli ’04 on his role at RMU and career advice

May 5, 2021

The Final Exam is your chance to get advice and insights from experts in the industry. For the May/June 2021 issue, Campus Rec spoke with Armand Buzzelli, Ph.D., the director of Campus Recreation at Robert Morris University (RMU).

Kenneth Jimenez '21

W&J Senior, Future Teacher Lives Up to His Alma Maters’ Missions of Leadership

April 30, 2021

Kenny Jimenez ’21 will return to his hometown of Houston, Texas to teach eighth grade social studies in the YES Prep public school system.

History Events

“I Got My History Degree… What Now?” Alumni Panel

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Gain insight from W&J alumni who have utilized their history degree in a variety of career paths since their graduation …