Historians take a long view of the past and the future. For centuries, the study of history has prepared government leaders for both the professional and business aspects of the job. The skills possessed by historians, including the abilities to read and think critically, to write and speak clearly, to engage in research and recognize patterns, to analyze data and synthesize evidence from a variety of sources, serve us well in rapidly changing societies.
History students' exposure to the world's peoples over significant periods of time develops tolerance, sound judgement, and the ability to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. Whether you seek a career as a teacher, in business, or in government; whether you plan to make your way in California or explore the world, you will find yourself well prepared with a history degree from SJSU.
For questions regarding the SJSU History B.A. or minor please contact the undergraduate advisor, Alberto Garcia.