|Majors in History|
Advantages of a History Major
A degree in History will equip you with versatile and marketable skills that you can apply in a variety of professions.
Professor of History and Political Science Kermit Staggers has been teaching at USF since 1982. His knowledge in the field combined with his years in public service give him a great platform of experiences of which he can teach students.
History is a cornerstone of the liberal arts. History majors go on to become lawyers, teachers, librarians, archivists, businesspersons, writers and politicians.
A degree in history provides students with valuable tools appropriate to a multitude of professional situations. At USF, history students will learn to write effectively and persuasively, to synthesize large amounts of evidence in a logical manner and to conduct advanced research independently. Employers from a wide variety of fields will appreciate these skills.
The value of a history degree is not just about career prospects. History teaches us about our past, about who we are as a society, and provides the thinking skills necessary to become an informed and responsible citizen in a democracy.