Career Opportunities

Since opening its doors in 1865, Lehigh University has welcomed exceptionally motivated students.  Our undergraduates have gone on to vibrant careers as educators, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and a host of other occupations. Our graduate students are employed at institutions of higher learning around the country.

All of our students develop skills that are highly valued by employers. These skills include: critical thinking, research and analysis, oral and written communication, and problem solving skills.  Graduates may find employment in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and businesses where a broad perspective and analytical skills are important.  In addition, our training in public history is designed to facilitate using your degree in museums, archives and other forums for local and national history.

So, who has majored in history? Many U.S presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush. Three members of the U.S. Supreme Court majored in history, as well as a number of media personalities, including Steve Carrell, Conan O’Brien, Martha Stewart, and ESPN’s Chris “Boomer” Berman. Lehigh’s history alumni work in a wide variety of professions, such as education, law, museums, and tech firms. 

There are many resources that provide employment information for history graduates, including: