Students majoring in history have a range of resources available to help with their job search. The university’s Career Center works individually with students to frame their skills and interests, identify possible internships and professional opportunities, prepare application materials, and network with our alumni.

Many UNC Asheville history graduates enter business at the management level. Almost as many pursue licensure in education at the K-12 level. Others have become journalists, bankers, sportswriters, officers in the armed services and ministers. Many of our graduates are employed by government agencies at the local, state and federal levels as city and regional planners, researchers and analysts for state legislators, park historians, public information officers, Foreign Service specialists and more. Others are curators for museums, historical societies and libraries. A considerable number of our graduates are engaged in law practice. Some have gone into banking, politics and medicine while others are self-employed. A few are college professors.

Our students have gone on to pursue graduate studies at Wake Forest, UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, University of Wisconsin, Boston University and Purdue among many other schools.

For more information on the field of history, trends in the field, types of jobs, career resources, job postings, access to the American Historical Association career center and more, visit: