History majors and minors at Webster University learn not only the outlines of modern history, but also how to make well-constructed historical arguments, and how to research and analyze relevant historical work within multiple academic fields. History at Webster is not about memorizing dates and events, but about exploring who we are and engaging with the experience of others. History students learn to evaluate evidence and make persuasive arguments based on facts. They use the past to think creatively about the present.
Webster history courses tell exciting stories — about struggles for freedom, contests for power, changes in identity and social relations — but they also prepare students for careers where information gathering and analysis is crucial.
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
History Alumni Work in a Range of Professions
Students who graduate with a degree in history establish careers in a variety of fields, including government, law, journalism, academia, and nonprofit management.
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Webster History alumni have found success in a number of careers:
- Historic Preservation Specialist, State of New Jersey Historic Trust
- Superintendent of State Historic Sites, State of Illinois
- Curator of Local History, Special Collections, Washington University Library
- Attorneys, private practice
- Teachers, public and private schools
- United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees
- Communications Specialist, Research Institute
- International Business Consultant
- Volunteer, Peace Corps
Why choose Webster for your degree in history?
- Because history at Webster is in a combined department, all of our students do interdisciplinary work, engaging with political science, international relations, and human rights.
- Webster's campuses in Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Ghana, and the Netherlands provide unique and exciting offerings in world history.
- With all classes smaller than 25 students, history majors always learn in a seminar atmosphere, with personalized attention from the faculty.
- Webster history professors are active scholars, widely recognized in their fields.
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