For many, the study of history may seem like just fun thing to study while I college. Many see it simply as a prelude to becoming a lawyer, politician, or something else unrelated. For our purposes, the history channel of College Majors 101 is dedicated to those who want to make an entire career out of being an historian. There are many different avenues for historians, whether it is going to the Masters and PhD level and teaching in a university, or working for corporations like Coca Cola or Wells Fargo as their corporate historian.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

The Archaeological Institute of America promotes a vivid and informed public interest in the cultures and civilizations of the past, supports archaeological research, fosters the sound professional practice of archaeology, advocates the preservation of the world's archaeological heritage, and represents the discipline in the wider world. Visit
The primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of ... Visit
The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Visit
National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators; Home ... Visit
WELCOME TO THE WCAA WEBSITE The World Council of Anthropological Associations ( WCAA) is a network of national and international associations that aims to ... Visit
The American Historical Association (AHA) was founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 to serve the broad field of history. It encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment Visit
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America 's oldest and largest national archival professional association.... Visit
Welcome to the World History Association website! Please see our Announcements ... Bulletin Please click here to see our World History Bulletin Archive ... Visit
A scholarly organization which promotes interdisciplinary and systematic approaches to historical research. Visit
ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information paper and electronic. ARMA offers invaluable resources. Visit