Opportunities for History Majors

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Academic Foundation

The study of history builds the intellectual foundation necessary for success in the most competitive fields. The History program at Seattle Pacific University is analytically rigorous, emphasizing critical reading and research skills. Students gain expertise in verbal and written communication, and learn to examine complex issues from a multivalent perspective. This intellectual skill set equips history majors to enter and succeed in such diverse fields as marketing, finance, education, healthcare and law.


SPU’s History alumni have followed competitive and exhilarating career paths, going on to become:

  • Policy directors
  • Analysts
  • Teachers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Project Managers
  • Editors
  • Marketing Consultants
  • Archivists
  • Professors
  • Managing Directors
  • Writers
  • Principals
  • Financial Consultants
  • Attorneys

Places of Work

SPU’s History alumni have joined leading organizations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, National Geographic, Alaska Airlines, Getty Images, Ameritt Consulting, J.P Morgan Chase & Co., the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Foundation for Middle East Peace Policy.

Our History alumni exhibit bold and creative thinking, going on to establish their own law firms, businesses and non-profits. Many of our alumni have followed their desire to teach, becoming professors in such well-reputed academic institutions as Gonzaga University, Ashford University, George Fox University, Wheaton College, and Gustavus Adolphus.

With the skills you develop in our History program, you will be prepared to pursue your passions, no matter where they lead.

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Equipping You to Succeed

In collaboration with the Center for Career and Calling (CCC), your history professors will provide oversight of your professional development within the program to help you identify and pursue the career path that will actualize your gifts and passions. Located in Seattle, SPU is uniquely positioned to take advantage of a multitude of internship opportunities in collaboration with leading corporations, governmental agencies and nonprofits to provide you with vital skills and work experience, laying the necessary foundation for success after graduation. The CCC helps you network, meet potential employers, explore different job sites, and secure local internships.