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B.S./B.A. in History: Careers

Bachelor’s in History Career Opportunities

The online Bachelor’s in History degree from Eastern Oregon University delivers the skills you need to follow your passion for history into a variety of rewarding careers. The program provides a historical background for the study of other disciplines and the tools necessary for responsible citizenship to ensure you graduate ready to pursue a graduate degree or take the next step in your career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s a growing abundance of Bachelor’s in History careers. The field of education is growing at an annual rate of four percent, and more than 40,000 new teaching opportunities are expected to be created by 2029.



Historians conduct research on the past and examine historical artifacts to develop educational materials. Their work is often published and used in postsecondary classrooms.1

High School Teacher


High school teachers educate students in specific areas of study to prepare them for college or the workforce after graduation. Their responsibilities include planning lessons, assigning and grading coursework and evaluating the academic progress of each student.2

Additional Bachelor’s of History careers for graduates:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Paralegal
  • Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Museum curator

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: Bachelor’s of History Careers

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.


Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.