Historians do more than memorize dates and facts. They study events, people and ideas of the past to help shape the future. You'll leave Xavier with multiple career options, including graduate school and jobs in education, business, law, politics and the media.
of Xavier History graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.
Study in a place where students are active, productive scholars who contribute new ideas to the field of history. Participate in original research, present papers at local and regional conferences and even create public history exhibits.
Land an internship at the Cincinnati History Museum, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, the National Underground Railroad Museum and Freedom Center or many other institutions nearby.
Courses at Xavier can include anything from U.S. pop culture to South Asian history, from Urban history to the American dream. History classes are small and there is plenty of room in your schedule to add the electives that interest you.
Xavier's history department boasts a particularly active set of scholars committed to bringing historical perspective to some of the important questions faced by the world today. Our location in a large city with a rich history gives our students ample opportunities to see many aspects of history in the surrounding landscape, as well as in many of the fine cultural institutions nearby.
I love studying history because it makes me think of other people and societies in new and enlightening ways. This is facilitated by the amazing professors that make up the history department here at Xavier. You can tell that the professors love what they do and that makes the classroom an exciting environment for learning.
-Samantha M., History '12
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Xavier graduates across the globe
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Study abroad opportunities
Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Here's a snapshot of our graduates and where they are now.
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