You can take your career in many different directions with a History major. Journalism and public relations are certainly options and with additional education, you can also go into law. If you choose to focus on being a social scientist, which includes being an historian, the experts predict growth in job opportunities of approximately 10 percent between 2006 and 2016. As an historian, you can expect to find work primarily in the areas of policy and research. Learn More.
The Core Curriculum is a set of courses that all students at Ashland take in addition to and as a foundation for their particular major. Its purpose is to give you the broad background that a person needs to live well in our complex world, so that you can reason clearly, appreciate art and music, think about religion, and understand the basic principles of society and science. One part of this “common major,” the “Historical Reasoning” component, helps you to understand and evaluate the past or to “think like an historian.”
“The Ashbrook Program has taught me how to think and analyze the important questions. It teaches more than just the role of government and about the issues. It forces you to be able to analyze ideas for yourself. In short, it teaches you how to think in ways you never thought possible.”
-- Stacey Sadowski, from Copley, Ohio,