History Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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History Degree

The history program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for careers in politics, publishing, journalism, media and writing, as well as business and commerce, public sector administration, and charity and voluntary sectors. The program focuses on general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing, and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Program courses include: historiography, historical research methods, studies of specific periods, issues and culture, and historic preservation. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer history degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the History Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree120
Master's Degree7

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male93
Female34

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black2
Hispanic6
White110
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the History program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Historians

Description

Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, historians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 17.9% from 2010 to 2020

History Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering History Programs in Virginia

History programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • History (B)

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • History (B)

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B,M)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B,M)

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