Careers

Our graduates reach higher and go farther.  

Click here to see examples of SFU HiPS alumni going farther.  

First and foremost, remember that your  major has taught you critical analysis and writing skills that you can use in almost any profession.

History and Political Science

Consider an internship.  For example, our department has a close relationship with the Washington Internship Institute and the Washington Center.  History majors have recently interned with the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and Raccoon State Creek Park.  We also offer the Ann Eppard Memorial Scholarship and Internship Program.

History

Many Saint Francis University students who major in History also major in Secondary Education and go on to become teachers.  Many others go on to law school; some go on to get their MBA.  Students who like the idea of working in museums might consider getting a Master’s degree in public history.  Those who enjoy archives or libraries might get their Master’s of Library Science degree.  However, you don’t necessarily need to get a higher degree to pursue a career as a History majors; often times, employers in a variety of fields just want to know that you are smart, willing to learn, and that you have initiative.  Getting good grades is the first step toward being able to apply for grad school or toward showing future employers what a hard worker you are.   Getting involved in on-campus activities, like the History Club, the Student Government Association, or others is another way to demonstrate these qualities.

Here are some useful links from other sources:

Check out what some recent SFU History majors are doing with their degrees.

See Professor John Fea’s series “So What Can You Do with a History Major?” on his excellent blog, The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

A PDF from Clark University called “History: What Can I Do With This Degree?”

An excellent resource from the College of Staten Island’s History Department

From the American Historical Association, “Careers for Students of History”

See also the many pertinent publications available as FREE DOWNLOADS from Serenus Press.

Political Science

Check out what some recent SFU Political Science majors are doing with their degrees.

“Careers in Political Science” from the American Political Science Association.