What do Xavier History Majors do after they graduate?

History majors span a wide range of interests and commitments; recent graduates include a staff member for Ohio congressman John Boehner and a member of the Emma Goldman Finishing School, an anarchist commune. Xavier History majors have received Javits, Fulbright, and Truman Scholarships, and have gone on to graduate or professional school at UCLA, The Ohio State University, Berkeley, Georgetown, Harvard, the University of Chicago, Indiana University, Vanderbilt, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Cincinnati, Johns Hopkins, and Florida State University.


Our graduates pursue a wide range of occupations, from medicine to banking and accounting. Most common are the following: 

  • 25% in education (especially secondary education)
  • 21% in the legal profession
  • 21% in business (including management)
  • 11% in government