History teaches students to understand the human social conditions through the systematic study of the human past. As a history major, you will learn to see and interpret cause and effect and gain experience in research and writing. A historical perspective enriches any other field of study and serves as an excellent foundation for a wide range of liberal arts graduate programs. The courses will also provide you a solid basis for professional training in such fields as law, business, environmental affairs, historic preservation, public administration, and government.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: critical thinking, strong writing skills, research, public speaking, and problem solving (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).