Why Choose OUR History Program?
The MJC History program offers a long tradition of excellence, with a faculty who have broad, overlapping interests and approaches, including social, cultural, intellectual, political and economic history. We teach with heart and dedication and with a commitment to helping all our students succeed.
Students who complete and earn a degree in history will:
- learn to think critically
- learn how to evaluate information and sources
- gain methodological, analytical and communicate experience
In essence, while students develop a more nuanced understanding of societies and cultures, they also gain skills required for an empowered and informed citizenry. As peoples of different ethnicities interact with each other more frequently in the 21st century, understanding each other's past paves the way for harmonious and beneficial cross-cultural relations.
For more information
- What can you do with that history degree?—American Historical Association
- Wondering what to do with your BA in History?—Perspectives on History
- History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data—Perspectives on History
Certificate and Degree Options
For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.
- Museum Curation
- Business Administration
- Sales and Marketing
- Politics and Policy
The study of history prepares one for life in a global economy. Historical thinking skills are widely marketable.
Students of history learn to
- think contextually
- recognize change over time
- grapple with the complexity of the human experience
- distinguish cause and effect
The practice of empathy—working to understand the needs, beliefs, and emotions of people on their own terms—is an essential skill in a host of fields, from medicine to marketing.
Students of history learn to tell stories. They take data and make meaning of it. They can turn a spreadsheet into a compelling narrative to help sell a product or to inform people about issues relevant to their lives. They read critically and excel at research, whether in the newsroom, stock market, or the law office.
Students with a history degree are gainfully employed at a higher rate than the average of college graduates. History students learn skills that help them adapt to an ever-changing work environment which can lead to a more meaningful career experience.