Why Study History?
The world is open to AU History majors! History classes hone our students' research, writing, and analytical skills. Our home in Washington, D.C. offers students unparalleled resources for research, internships, and jobs. The nation's capital is our classroom.
Our outstanding faculty are not only exemplary teachers and scholars, but they are also actively involved with archives, museums, government institutions, and non-profits in D.C., across the United States, and around the world. Whether you are interested in working in government, private industry, non-profits, or academia, AU's Department of History offers a stepping stone to a promising career.
See what a degree in History can do for you! These famous men and women started their careers as history majors:
Steve Carrell, Actor
Conan O'Brien, Television personality
Wolf Blitzer, Journalist
Chris Berman, Anchor of "SportsCenter"
Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice
Robert Johnson, Founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook
Chelsea Clinton, Businesswoman
Jimmy Buffett, Singer/songwriter
Michael Palin, Comedian and television presenter
Edward Norton, Actor and activist
Josh Sawyer, Video game designer
Eric Holder, US Attorney General