"How A Major in History Gives You the Intangible Edge"
“What will you do with a history major?” is a question that is much easier to answer than you might think. History majors at Denison are developing their abilities to solve problems by identifying and gathering the necessary information, analyzing sources for content and bias, thinking critically and empathetically about multiple viewpoints, and telling persuasive and coherent stories that help us to better understand and make decisions about the world around us. In the American Historical Association’s blog, Jacob Anbinder writes: “Among college majors, it seems, history is considered just ‘useful’ enough to have to justify itself, but not so useful that students would flock to it anyway. Studying history, however, gives graduates tremendous flexibility in the job market. In fact, history is not merely a degree you could consider—it is the degree you would be remiss not to.”