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History Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree154
    Master's Degree9

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male114
    Female49

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian2
    Black5
    Hispanic5
    White130
    Unknown21

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and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Radford University

Radford, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

34 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Roanoke College

Salem, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

41 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

47 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B)
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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

35 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B,M)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • History (B,M)