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Overview for History, General

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Careers for History, General Majors

A major in History, General is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in History, General

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of History, General among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA
 55
(19.6%)
Moderately Selective$28,738 
 Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus, OH
 4
(13.8%)
 $17,417 
Yale University
New Haven, CT
 175
(13.3%)
Most Selective$36,500 
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Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN
 27
(13.2%)
Highly Selective$29,750 
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC
 30
(12.1%)
Moderately Selective$28,880 
Ohio State University-Newark Campus
Newark, OH
 14
(12.0%)
Open Admissions$19,233 
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA
 29
(11.9%)
Moderately Selective$24,585 
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Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, VA
 28
(11.9%)
Moderately Selective$30,688 
Ripon College
Ripon, WI
 22
(11.8%)
Less Selective$25,445 
Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee, TN
 40
(11.6%)
Moderately Selective$34,172 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.