According to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the University of Chicago ranked tenth nationally among private institutions by the number of bachelor's degrees awarded in history. History majors made up 4.2% of the ABs granted at UChicago betweeen 2017 and 2018, and the number of history majors has increased 5.4% compared to the period from 2010 to 2011.
For these students, a bachelor's in history can open up a broad range of career opportunities. The top five fields for history majors are education, management, legal work, sales, and administration, though history BAs and ABs go on to work in a variety of occupations—from business operations to healthcare to the social sciences and beyond. They also tend to experience strong outcomes overall, earning more on average than majors in the life sciences, and becoming employed at slightly higher rates than economics, business management, and communication majors.
To learn more about the career outcomes of UChicago's history majors, check out our page on distinguished alumni and our career spotlights on recent graduates pursuing journalism, marketing, and medicine.