Top History, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2022

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Students studying History, General can be awarded a degree up to a Post masters certificate. On average, 41% percent of women and 59% percent of men make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Out of all the states in the US, California is where degrees in History, General are most popular. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in History, General is $42,000.

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Top Colleges for History, General

The best ranked institutions for History, General majors include Pomona College, Swarthmore College and United States Naval Academy with 15 students graduating with a degree in History, General at Pomona College. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for History, General Majors

Majoring in History, General, your experience could lead you towards different careers. History, General majors go on to find jobs including Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education and History Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for History, General majors include History Teachers, Postsecondary, Historians and Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education.

Top Paying Careers for History, General

  1. History Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $76,890)
  2. Historians   (Median Wage: $63,100)
  3. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education   (Median Wage: $62,870)
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