Major in HIstory. Gain Professional Skills.


"The history and education professors changed the trajectory of my life. They made me believe that I have good ideas worth sharing. They continue to invest in my life now as an adult. They are some of my dearest mentors." - Kortney, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in History with a Teacher Licensure in Social Studies.

"After graduating from Brevard College, I went on to earn a Master's degree in Museum Studies, and currently work as the Senior Registrar and Director of Collections at the National WWII Museum." - Toni, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in History

"Brevard College prepared me for my job as an Archivist in the New York office at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution." - Jennifer, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in History.


Of Employers Believe That Graduates Need Broad Knowledge that a History Major Offers

A major in History will prepare you for any career field. The program focuses on professional skills that employers and graduate schools want.

Graduates of the history program have taken what they've learned and have become attorneys, business owners, graduate students, and other professional  careers.


History majors can enter into any field or profession!  They're well-equipped to think and write critically, work in collaborative, small groups with diverse populations, resolve complex problems, and conduct research. Here's a small sample of what you can do with a History degree from Brevard College:

  • Archivist
  • Archives Technician
  • Account Executive
  • High School History teacher
  • Attorney
  • Museum Curator
  • Marketing Director
  • Librarian
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Real estate agent with a specialty in Historical properties
  • Graduate study
  • Political Campaign Manager
  • Cultural Strategist
  • Journalist
  • Health Care
  • Business and Management

Brevard College graduates have proven that you can do anything with a History degree. Below is a list of job titles of graduates from Brevard's History Program:

  • Account Manager

  • Admissions Counselor

  • Archival Assistant

  • Archivist

  • Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Associate Attorney

  • Campus Coordinator

  • Campus Technician

  • Certified Surgical Technologist

  • Channel Account Manager

  • Claims Adjuster

  • Community Outreach Educator

  • Curator of Education

  • Customer Care Specialist

  • Director of Athletics Marketing

  • Economics Teacher

  • Education Assistant

  • Financial Services Associate/Personal Banker

  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist

  • Gym Manager

  • Head Basketball Coach

  • Head Football Coach

  • Historical Interpreter

  • Inside Sales Team

  • IT Help Desk Technician

  • Library Assistant

  • Major Account Sales Executive

  • Marketing Manager

  • Marketing Specialist

  • Mortgage Manager

  • Principal

  • Quality Control Superintendent

  • Registered Nurse

  • School Social Worker

  • Social Studies Teacher

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Store Manager

  • Tax Accountant

  • Teacher

  • Vice President of Account Management

  • Youth Services Librarian

  • Re-enacting the Past.  Brevard College is a founding member of the Re-enacting the Past Consortium.  In our courses, you get to play historical games.  You will join the Revolution in France, 1791; Patriots  in New York City, 1775;  or the Trial of Anne Hutchinson.
  • Tailor your education to your interests and career. One of our alumni is a real estate agent specializing in the historical properties of Charleston, S.C; another is a lawyer in Wyoming; a third works for World War II Museum in Louisiana.
  • Explore library science and museum studies through an internship. Recent Brevard students have interned at the Transylvania County Library, the Smith-McDowell House, the Allison Deaver House, and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
  • Join Brevard’s Dr. Bauslaugh and Prof. Anne Chapin (husband and wife) at a six-week excavation in Athens, Greece with the American School of Classical Studies.
  • Produce and present your senior research project in the form of a presentation, paper, creative performance, or exhibit.  Recent projects have included an oral history project of Vietnam Veterans, the iconography of Cleopatra's mentor, and the Me, Too, Monologues.
  • Make it a double major! Double majors have created unique projects in combination with Criminal Justice, English, Math, Art History, Psychology, and Environmental Studies.

You'll receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History. You can choose to pair your History degree with a grades 9-12 Social Studies Teacher Licensure or pursue a Pre-Law minor. Minors in History and Social Sciences are also available. History is a common double major at Brevard.

Careers with a History Degree

  • Healthcare

  • Business & Marketing

  • Medical School