History

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.

93%

of Xavier History graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE


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Embrace History

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.

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Learn Outside the Classroom

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.

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Discover the World

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.

History Department

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

Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

After Graduation

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Here's a snapshot of our graduates and where they are now.

Where They Live

 29,238
  UNITED STATES  
 15,793
  CINCINNATI AREA  
 985
  GREATER CHICAGO AREA  
 946
  COLUMBUS OHIO AREA  
 891
  CLEVELAND/AKRON OHIO AREA  
 598
  NEW YORK CITY AREA  
 564
  INDIANAPOLIS AREA  

Where They Work

 431
  PROCTER & GAMBLE  
 366
  CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL  
 294
  FIFTH THIRD BANK  
 203
  UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI  
 202
  GE AVIATION  
 157
  FIDELITY INVESTMENTS  
 149
  CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

What They Do

 3,317
  SALES  
 3,163
  EDUCATION  
 2,495
  OPERATIONS  
 1,870
  FINANCE  
 1,762
  HEALTHCARE SERVICES  
 1,670
  ENTREPRENEURSHIP  
Cincinnati More Fortune 500 companies per capita than
Los Angeles, New York or Chicago
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