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About the History - Social Science Degree Program

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The Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides instruction, research and service functions that are representative of today’s world. The department offers several specialization options for students. The courses prepare students for a variety of careers from graduate and law schools, to public history and secondary teaching posts, to business and industry. Each member of the faculty at UNK teaches courses at all levels from freshmen surveys through graduate seminars. Many have won awards that recognize the high quality of their scholarship, teaching and service.

Career opportunities with this degree

  • Graduate and law schools
  • Public history and secondary teaching
  • Business and industry
  • Research assistant
  • Paralegal or legal assistant
  • Political campaign manager
  • Museum curators
  • Archiving

Where UNK history graduates have interned and worked

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Buffalo County Historical Society
  • Civil War Remembrance
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Surf Ballroom
  • Glacier National Park
  • Library of Congress
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Teaching positions in middle schools, high schools, and higher education
Katy Anielak

"After looking into the History program and talking with some of the professors, I realized that it was the right path for me. The professors in the department know you by name and actively try to help you succeed. They take interest in your schoolwork, research and internships. They also try to help you in any way that they can, especially with networking and trying to help you move into the History field after graduation."

Katy Anielak